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)


Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rattling Red's at Tyabb

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ In the beautiful little Art and Craft Village at Tyabb is a railway carriage.
Old steam railway carriages in Australia were known as "Red Rattlers".
Hence the name of this carriage converted into a delightful little light snack kiosk.
You may enjoy a little time outside on the verandah or experience one of the tiny inside rooms, still with the old travelling atmosphere.
Ruby Tuesday meme

Pic by Gemma Wiseman

Pic by Gemma Wiseman

Imagine journeys
Destination anywhere
Magic red carriage


Pic by Gemma Wiseman


poefusion said...

what a wonderful way to recycle something. that's the nicest thing i've ever seen. i would love to eat a light snack their because just for the ambiance of it all.

Nicole said...

That looks like a pretty cool place.
What a wonderful idea :)!

Marja said...

What a great place and how nice how they made the terrace in front

MonikaRose said...

wow, that is just fabulous, great way to preserve the olden times..thanks for sharing..have a fab day :) MOnikaRose

ellen b. said...

Decided to stop at Ruby on my way to Blue Monday. Love your Ruby images of the Station Stop. Fun...

aspiritofsimplicity said...

That looks like a lively place for a bite to eat. Perfect for Ruby Tuesday. I love the shot of the red door at the end of the hall.

Felisol said...

Your red rattler is pure nostalgia,
and exactly brothers of the wagons I used to travel with as a child.
Yes, i will turn 60 this year and have even traveled with a steam locomotive!
I'd love to enter one of those nice compartment and have a tasty meal.
Perhaps listening to "Freight Train".

I see from your weather report that your winter temperatures are similar to to for the time being Norwegian summer.
Maybe I should consider retirement in Australia. Somehow Florida doesn't seem that tempting.
Fro Felisol

Auntie E said...

Old train cars make great building for restaurants and museum, but I never thought of Craft. All those room are perfect for that kind of things. Happy ruby tuesday

nonizamboni said...

Thanks for the tour! I loved the cozy little nooks in this wagon. And I agree it is a nice way to recycle.
Any spring in sight there?

Stephanie V said...

I love the ways we can give new life to an object. Great post and photo. Thanks.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

For an adventure,
climb aboard the red carriage,
go to worlds unknown.

My Ruby Tuesday

Dianne said...

would be a great place to stop
I love the long view of the interior, great shot!!

amanda said...

Gemma, I just love train, I would dearly love to see these up close what great shots!

Avenue Junkie said...

very cool space. nice take for the ruby tuesday! thanks for the visit!

Ralph said...

The train car evokes a slower era, where the views outside the car was the treat. Unlike today where you travel fast in the air with video and speed. Not as romantic at all today. efficient, yes, but not a relaxing style like yesteryear...

EG CameraGirl said...

Red Rattlers is a new one for me. It's great that they've been transformed!



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