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Gwalia – State Hotel

The last hotel standing.

The town was abandoned in 1963 but they had a few residents that were resilient.

This old Hotel is now privately owned and in not bad condition.

I like this processing to bring out the age………  (My colour these days!!)
Gwalia - State Hotel

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  • Graham BakerNovember 29, 2010 - 6:46 am

    I love this type and style of Architecture. Nice pic Rob.ReplyCancel

  • rayNovember 29, 2010 - 7:03 am

    This pub is almost identical to the Nyah Grand…in the town I was born and spent my youth…Nyah West, Victoria. It was built around 1920.

    Brilliant image!ReplyCancel

  • Sheila (in Spain mostly)December 2, 2010 - 5:52 am

    I like this building, old colonial style. There are building just like this in Africa, and I used to “oooh, aaah” over those as well.ReplyCancel

Gwalia – Western Australia….. a Ghost town….

We travelled this weekend to Laverton, Western Australia. Out of Laverton, there is a Ghost town around the “Sons of Gwalia” mine.
Gwalia - Western Australia..... a Ghost town....

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  • noxeusNovember 28, 2010 - 1:38 pm

    Superb monochrome. I really like the atmosphere you’ve got. CongratulationsReplyCancel

  • ChatchaiNovember 28, 2010 - 7:35 pm

    Very nice. I like it.ReplyCancel

  • rayNovember 29, 2010 - 7:00 am

    Totally brilliant image, Rob.ReplyCancel

Save our Tigers ………….

It’s hard to believe that 150 of these beasties are murdered in China every year. That’s 3% of the estimated Tiger Population.

A Damn disgrace.
Save our Tigers .............

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  • rayNovember 24, 2010 - 8:15 am

    The cats are among the most beautiful of animals…it would be a terrible thing if the world lost [actually…destroyed] the biggest of them.

    Wonderful image, Rob.ReplyCancel

Germany 2006

My first trip to Europe.
Germany, Winter…..
Loved it. Great food and (unbelievably) friendly people.
Germany 2006

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  • VaughanNovember 23, 2010 - 5:47 pm

    That’s the Rathaus in Hamburg!! nice, but cold!ReplyCancel