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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Saturday, December 26, 2015

just joy...


feature over the fireplace at Portsea Hotel, Portsea...
We were there for Christmas lunch...
The photo above the fireplace is the original front entrance view of the hotel...
The front entrance now is minus the low brick wall...
Yesterday's view of the hotel entrance is HERE...


simple joy
often reminds the soul of
priceless pleasures


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3 comments:

AlexaT said...

So true: "simple joy"... Merry Christmas to you, too, Gemma! Greetings of december!

Dragonstar said...

A simple and beautiful photo. Lovely.

Taken For Granted said...

That hotel is still a handsome building. Loosing the wall doesn't seem to have damaged its appearance much. Have a happy new year.

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