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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tasmanian weekend (Part I) and Happy Australia Day!

Today in beautiful Australia it's a national holiday to celebrate all that is good about this fair land. And there is much to celebrate - the only negative thing I can think of about living here is that it's such a long way from anywhere - certainly from family and friends in UK . Anyway, I thought it fitting to post about Tasmania today - there's quite a bit to tell about our weekend away - so this is the first post.

The map above shows where Tasmania is exactly. I have to admit that before I came to live in Melbourne (Victoria) I didn't really know where Tasmania fitted in. As you can see it's an island to the south of Victoria.

Very beautiful countryside - this was about half an hour out of Hobart and Hobart is situated on the southern tip of Tasmania.

Photographs above and below show the top of Mount Wellington.

If the day had been clearer (we were above cloud level here) we could have looked down onto the city of Hobart from here.

And what a beautiful city it is....

There's a market held every Saturday with much local produce..... Just look at those beautiful Georgian buildings behind - my most favourite style of building ever...

Lots of lovely garden plant stalls.

Fresh vegetables artfully and neatly arranged.

Next few photographs show the beautiful houses I came across whilst wandering round Hobart.

Pretty as a picture. Sweet fence and cascading roses.

Black and white Georgian number for all the lovers of this colour combination and there are a few of you out there in blogland, I know - me included.

Smart grey front door and again, lots of white roses. A winning combination.

And lastly part of the building that our hotel was in. Our room was beneath the "'S" in the word Jams. I'll begin the next post starting with the hotel because it was quite probably one of the most interesting and intriguing places I have ever stayed in. Think I told you before that it was a converted jam factory it really was amazing and quite unique.

"Happy 'Straya day" to all my fellow countrymen (and women, of course!)


  1. Happy 'Straylia day to you too and thanks for the lovely tour of Tasmania. It's somewhere on my list of places that I would like to visit. I'm looking forward to seeing more of that intriguing hotel.

  2. I always find the buildings in Tasmania are so understated yet, so beautiful and elegant.

    K xx

  3. Tasmania looks so lovely and the plants and produce so fresh!


  4. That black and white Georgian is perfect!
    Oh and the cascading rose too...
    Tasmania looks quite enchanting and full of charm.

  5. Lovely to hear all about Tasmania - it sounds awesome!

  6. Happy Australia day! Lovely buildings there, what a great place to visit.

  7. Wow, beautiful. Your photos capture the beauty of this country so perfectly. It feels relaxed, a bit rugged and desolate but strikingly beautiful and authentic. I express myself poorly today...
    It's been a long day but your post provided a chance of a brief escape from all the stress :-)

  8. Oh - I LOVE the black and white Georgian house! I think that would be my dream Hobart home! So glad to hear you're enjoying the tripette - and also the new Paris book. I'm wild with envy that you're having a few days down on the Isle. Look forward to seeing more pix! Janelle x

  9. Hope you had a great Australia day! Loved your photos of tasmania, it looks great! :)


  10. Just a bit sad that you didn't show the Australian Capital Territory on your map. Tasmania is beautiful, but so is the ACT and Canberra.


  11. Absolutely NOT intentional Sue and many apologies.. just didn't realise till after I had published the post.. However, I have now replaced the old map with one showing ACT and I look forward to visiting one day in the future as I have heard both ACT and Canberra are very beautiful. x

  12. Many thanks for all your comments, Beth - hotel post coming up.. Miss K - agree the buildngs were amazing, Miss B thanks for visiting the blog and yes, Tassie so lovely, Hostess - knew you'd like the black and white, RCL glad you enjoyed, Lilacs yes, was such a great place for a visit, Coffeeaddict glad you had a nice visit and away from stress, Janelle - agree the black and white home was my favourite and I think it is available to stay in too! Mica so glad you enjoyed the post. XX

  13. I love the Henry Jones also, one of my fave hotels. If I ever had to run away from my life, I would definitely make Hobart my home! x

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