These days food manufacturing and tourism are important. We when there for a weekend there a (surprisingly long) while ago. Some of the buildings have the kind of grandeur which speaks of wealth in the past, and reuse in the present. It's now a place of cafes and galleries.
One of the things that caught my eye was the use of (presumably) local red brinks in many of the buildings. These seem to be a variable quality, and some have stood the test of time better than others.
We are planing another visit soon - which is what reminded me of these pictures.
You can find more macro images from around the world here at Macro Monday.
Enjoy the close ups.
You can find a (old!) post about our trip to Castlemaine here - After the Gold Rush.