Monday, February 7, 2011

MY WORLD ~ Quorn, South Australia


Quorn is a little out of the way country town a hop and a skip
from the rugged Outback. The gateway to the Flinders Ranges
and once a thriving country town, but asthe seasons changed
and the and rural prosperity declined,it now relies mainly on
the tourist trade.


The main street has remained traditional and is quite charming


with an occasional corner store or two. If you wonder at the
lack op people, wonder no more, not everyone gets up with
the sun as I do. They were either still abed or at breakfast.


The old railway station is beautifully kept up since there still is
a steam train running from here in all but the fire dangerous
summer months. The train has been restored and is run entirely
by volunteers.


A few hotels from the Victorian era are still in business and
we normally patronise The Criterion when travelling north.


They are rather nice with their 12' wide cast iron verandahs.



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24 comments:

  1. What a delightful looking town. I love places like this. I'll bet the train ride would be fun.

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  2. What an interesting place! Reminds me of some towns like that in Arizona. Love those open BLUE skies! Terrific captures as always, Arija! Hope your week is off to a great start! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. Arija, what a lovely post of an equally lovely town, very quaint, very charming~

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  4. With no cars, no traffic, no people it looks like a village preserved for ever for history. Interesting!

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  5. What a lovely little place. It looks like an old film town. Gorgeous

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  6. Frontier towns have a common look but this one is especially attractive. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. What an interesting look at this town. How smart you are to get up in time to shoot without having lots of people around. I should do that when I'm photographing towns as I am very shy with my camera around people which is part of why I tend to stick to nature type shots with a few exceptions.

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  8. Bring in some horses and carts, and this will be blooming with tourists looking for a rustic time.

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  9. Thank you for sharing, it's kind of similar to some places near us actually.

    Also thank you for your kind words about the compressor. We are still waiting to hear and there is more snow on the way now! But the Hubster is less stressed thank goodness.

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  10. That looks like a lovely town - I'd certainly want to visit if I was in that part of the world.

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  11. Charming little town Arija. How early do you get up? I would love to see your steam train.too.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week.
    B.

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  12. Your photos radiate warmth and optimism. Back then doesn't seem so long ago.

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  13. Its a quaint and peaceful town. It would be a nice getaway from the city.

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  14. Quorn seems very much like Castlemaine in Victoria - always tricky to get the light under the balconies correct!

    Good shots.

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  15. Beautiful and traditional town. It looks like a very peaceful place. Love to see some blooming flowers or a garden there too. I think it would make the town look even prettier.

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  16. What a cute town, reminds me of the old west here in the states. The railroad station is beautiful. Great photos.

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  17. What a beautiful place your world is! I would love to stay at one of existing hotels if I have a chance.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Arija, what a quaint and delightful town you live in. It reminds me so much of westerns my dad used to watch when I was a kid.

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  19. Quite a charming town! I did wonder about the lack of people, hehehehe. Say, that palm tree by the train station is quite full and beautiful! It's a giant lollipop!

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  20. that looks like a fun little place, my kinda town - tiny and quiet :) Lots of character I'm guessing? And close to the Outback - very cool!

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