AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Rattling Red's Makeover


An old train carriage - used to be known as a red rattler - has been converted to a dining experience at Tyabb Art and Craft Centre on the Mornington Peninsula.
The Rattling Red's Kiosk, as it was when I posted about it in 2009, is now Red Rattler Train Cafe with a slight cosmetic makeover.
The original black outdoor umbrellas have been changed to red and inside has more cafe orientated table presentations.

Red rattler magic
Older days rejuvenate
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11 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Looks like a fun place to have a meal! I love the red!! Terrific capture and the perfect words as always, Gemma! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

That car makes me imagine the days of yore where the steam train arrives at the depot - the screech of the steel wheels along the track and the hissing steam being released. Although I do prefer today's iteration, the red car a cafe for ice cream and other treats. A ruby that harkens back to the past!

Felisol said...

Trains are my cup of tea. My favourite way of travelling and I'm sure I'd love a cup of Devonshire tea and freshly cut sandwiches as well.
Not so sure about the red umbrellas though, they kind of steals the charm and lines from the train.
But, hey, that's me, an old conservationist.

Felisol said...

P.S.Hi, Gemma Wiseman, I just saw you are one of the RT2 hosts as well. Great cooperation. Two of my favourite meme bloggers working together.
Forgive me for being so slow. I'm just a square-headed Norwegian, you know.

Gattina said...

A great idea and very red !

eden said...

What a beautiful place! They did a great job of converting the carriage. I am sure my hubby and my son would love to visit there as they are both train enthusiast.

Maria @ LSS said...

Looks like a fun place to visit. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Lola said...

Agree - great place to visit!

Happy RT2!

PS Congrats on co-hosting RT2!

☆♥Shydub♥☆ said...

The red color is so vibrant and I like it. it looks nice and probably cozy to dine in to that place

lina@women's perspectives said...

This place is so red :)
Very attractive!

Thanks for your comforting words...

Leah H. said...

Beautiful Red umbrellas:)

Visiting for RT 2 ! Here's my share- hope you can visit:)

http://www.cassandrasminicorner.com/2012/01/strawberry-candies.html

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