January 25, 2012

Benches, cubes and trees

More of the little court between Patterson & Brisbane Streets - if anyone knows it's name, please feel free to comment!

January 24, 2012

I prefer mine ground...

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 22, 2012

shut the curtains

Above street level, a lot of Launceston's buildings are vacant or used as storage space. I do know that this lovely Georgian building is mostly flats above the two Italian restaurants that front George Street below.

January 21, 2012

Luck's Corner

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

Patterson Street from above

I'm not sure whether this guy is checking that he locked his car; that his car keys aren't locked in it; or that he even parked his car in town.

January 19, 2012

January 17, 2012

A mess of rooves

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

Go that way

When I re-started this blog, I didn't intend on making it primarily monochrome - it's just the way it seems to have panned out. I like to think that shooting in black and white gives me a different perspective on my home city. It's not a big place, and sometimes finding new angles on familiar views isn't easy.

Anyways, for the next 19 images at least, you'll have more grayscale than you can shake an Examiner at.

January 14, 2012

The GPO Clock Tower

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

Circles in concrete

One of the main (only?) decorative features of the Patterson Street car-park. It's not the prettiest sight in Launceston, but it makes for a great subject.

January 10, 2012

A park in the city

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 7, 2012

Henty House

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


Further reasons to keep an eye above street level. This building features a few statues, most prominent of which is the statue of Diana on the corner.

January 3, 2012


Good drinks, nice atmosphere, and most importantly during the Tasmanian summer (no snickering up the back there, mainlanders): air conditioning.

January 1, 2012

a duck?

While it's not The City of Churches (all credit to Adelaide, which does have a plethora of religious buildings), Launceston does have a number of such buildings around the city. Not being a religious man myself, I content myself with the views from the outside.

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.