March 28, 2012
March 27, 2012
March 26, 2012
March 25, 2012
Good show, St Ailbe's Hall.
March 24, 2012
March 23, 2012
This morning, there was a second-hand book fair on at St Ailbe's Hall. I was tempted to buy "Why Bodyguarding?" for the reasonable sum of $2.00, but figured I'm probably not cut out for a life of body armour and Kevin Costner posturing anyway.
March 21, 2012
Once upon a time, this was the Alexander Patent Racket Factory (photo). In a line of other Launceston world's firsts, this is the place that produced the world's first laminated tennis rackets. I believe the 1933 Wimbledon champion even used an Alexander racket.
These days, locals know this as the local PCYC, where kids can jump on trampolines, do gymnastics, and the like.
March 20, 2012
more from my Saturday morning breakfast. actually, this teapot was left behind by the previous occupants on the table, and was soon after removed by the helpful staff. as much as i love a cup of tea, i much prefer a flat white of a Saturday morning, to wash down a blueberry bagel or scrambled eggs with bacon.
March 19, 2012
March 18, 2012
i'd like to be able to say i'm nice enough to politely ask four ladies to don tights & stick their legs in the air for this photo, alas they're not even real legs.
still, it makes for a striking display.
March 16, 2012
Any book entitled "Eminent Launcestonians" is bound to be a short read, but you can guarantee that Dr William Pugh would take up a chapter to himself.
I won't bore you with the details (ask the google for more), but suffice to say we have very few statues of locals around the city & nearby towns, and this guy has his own. If you're keen to get your photo taken with Dr Pugh, you can find him walking down the steps opposite the Nelumie building into Princes Square.
March 6, 2012
If you were born in Launceston between 1952 and 1995, there's a good chance the event took place here, the former Queen Victoria Maternity Hospital. These days, I understand it not only houses some beauty clinics and some medical specialists, but also a large amount of honey.
March 5, 2012
March 4, 2012
March 3, 2012
we really do have some fabulous wines out this way. the local area is known for it..
March 2, 2012
March 1, 2012
It really was a good Sunday, as far as finding new and interesting things to photograph goes. Again, Invermay's industrial zone, I've no idea how old this chimney stack is, but judging from the buildings surrounding it, I'd say no older than the 1940s.
If anyone has a better idea, feel free to leave a comment and educate me.