I’ve been on the road this past week, travelling through Victoria, NSW and ACT. This gorgeous roofline shows just how things were done in the 19 C. Very stylish. The Hay station now houses a museum and some council departments and the tracks only hold stationary carriages. But they do it well.
Secret treasures to be found in a country pub (Gundagai). How great are these windows? There was also a fabulous story mural about flood and rescue.
Don’t forget to look to the sky
A bower for a largish bower bird
Chiltern Lake in the cool light of morning
Still life beneath a tree
In 1968, the final pharmacist was unable to sell her pharmacy, so she gifted it to the National Trust. Apart from the removal of a few perhaps unstable chemicals, it remains as she left it. There was a pharmacy on this site for over 100 years. To step inside was to hear echoes of long ago.
In a time before literacy was the norm, bottles had different colours and textures designed to keep the user from confusing their rat poison with their cough linctus.
Sitting alongside older medicines were those that are still in use today – although somewhat past their use by dates.
And in a slightly different window to the past, these flat jugs are displayed in a cabinet in an old theatre. Travelling salesmen would use these ‘flats’ to sell jug and bowl sets. A stunning collection of designs.