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)


Saturday, May 25, 2013

Tudor Village in Melbourne

A part of the model Tudor village in the Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne.
The Village which is situated in the centre of the Fitzroy Gardens, was modelled in cement by Mr. Edgar Wilson, a 77 year old pensioner who lived in Hamilton Road, Norwood, London, England, who carried out the task as a hobby. He built three such villages. One of them which he presented to the City of Melbourne through the City of Lambeth, England, in appreciation of Melbourne’s generosity in sending food to Britain, during the Second World War.
- more HERE

from far other worlds
a glimpse of yesterday's life
wrapped in Tudor style

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HansHB said...

Such a nice B&W post!

DeniseinVA said...

I never knew that part of history about Melborne sending food to Britain, thanks for the link. I don't use the word 'charming' too often, but it would definitely fit this photo. Thanks Gemma.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A very generous gift, nicely photographed!

Annemor said...

A miniature village?
I like it a lot.
Nice in B&W.
Have a nice day.

Gunsside said...

Looks like an interesting place to visit. Great B&W shot :)

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

Wow, he must have been deeply moved to build this model, in cement none the less! Nice!

Dragonstar said...

I didn't know about this village and its history. What a great story, and a fine photo too!



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