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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Monday, August 27, 2012

Old Mornington


The Mornington sign marks where the old Mornington station used to be and in the background is the familiar blue building of Peninsula Surf - a sporty clothing shop.
The Baxter to Mornington line opened in 1889 and closed in 1981.
In 1991, the line re-opened as a heritage railway, with two small differences.
The line began at Moorooduc and the new Mornington station was sited at Yuilles Road in Mornington.
(The old station site made way for shopping centre growth behind Main Street, Mornington.)
There is hope that restoration of the line to Baxter will be restored.

Old makes way for new
The useful becomes useless
But re-invented


Linking to:
Blue Monday

5 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Pretty shot!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it when they restore old railway lines. We used to have an active line from Port down-Island that fell into disuse. Now they talk about restoring the link, and installing a commuter line that would go down to Victoria and back as a day trip. I WOULD SO LOVE THAT. Hope they can do it SOON! That blue is very bright......I love the very sound of the words "Old Mornington". Sigh.

SandyCarlson said...

It's so interesting when culture is put under glass in a way. Thanks, Gemma.

Cafe au lait said...

Great shot!

My blues are here and here.

Kim, USA said...

Huge store for sports buff. Like the color!


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