January 25, 2012
January 24, 2012
I believe that's the chemical doo-hickey for caffeine. These cube-seats are located in a little court between Brisbane and Patterson streets, popular with caffeine-addicts and the lunching-worker alike.
January 23, 2012
January 22, 2012
January 21, 2012
Launceston has a few of these little gems tucked away around the CBD. Luck's Corner is a fairly modest art-deco building, tiled all round, on the corner of Patterson and George Streets. Downstairs is a fancy bistro, upstairs is (I believe) residential space.
January 20, 2012
January 19, 2012
January 18, 2012
January 17, 2012
As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it can be hard finding new ways to look at a city you've been living in for the best part of 12 years - especially one on the tiddly-side, size-wise. So with that in mind, I went for a stroll up to the top of the Patterson Street car-park to see what I could see. Launceston's a low-rise city, so even going 3-4 floors up can change the flavour of the place quite a bit...
January 16, 2012
Anyways, for the next 19 images at least, you'll have more grayscale than you can shake an Examiner at.
January 15, 2012
January 14, 2012
The Launceston GPO clock tower. I've heard that the chiming of the clock drives some visitors mad during summer evenings. For an idea of why, try checking out the twitter account of it's Hobart counterpart - maddening.
I believe the quarter-hour chimes stop after a certain time of night, though - so hang in there!
January 13, 2012
January 10, 2012
Formerly a rubbish pit, brickfields, and home to a gallows - it's been an interesting time for the block of land now known as Prince's Square. For the last 150 years or so, it's been one of Launceston's nicest - if under-appreciated - public spaces.
January 8, 2012
January 7, 2012
Looming over the city like Spiny Norman, Henty House (right) is one striking building. I'm lead to believe it's one of Tasmania's finest examples of brutalist architecture. It certainly makes a statement.
January 6, 2012
Invigorating. There was a time about 10 years ago where Launceston's coffee shops almost hit critical mass - one more, and the whole economy of the city would have stopped producing anything else.
Nowadays, it's a healthy mix of chain stores, independent cafes, and pubs that also serve coffee. They all have their place and fans.
January 4, 2012
January 3, 2012
January 1, 2012
Just in case you're wondering, the strange stuff happening on the bottom right of the photo is a reflexion of my knee, as I took this photo from a moving car.