Monday, March 7, 2011

Once Was....


Formerly Ararat's Town Hall
now the Performing Arts Centre
and it also houses the Ararat Art Gallery.




Photo: Summer - 24 Feb, 2011

15 comments:

  1. Very nice, and with pretty flowers at the front. Most councils don't bother with them any more.

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  2. What a beautiful building and gorgeous garden!

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  3. Andrew - there's a lot of civic pride in Ararat - without it being all fancified and gentrified like some country towns.
    It's one of the things that immediately attracted us when we accidentally moved here 3 years ago.

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  4. Sonia - We have some lovely buildings in Ararat - like most towns built on the goldrush.
    We recently had a big new police station built between 2 beautiful old buildings and everyone held their breath waiting for some hideous modern thing.
    But surprise surprise even though it is modern - it's a very sympathetic design.

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  5. What a glorious old building and beautiful garden. I love old Australian towns like this. When you drive in you just take a big breath, sigh and soak it all up. Thanks for sharing. It's food for my soul this morning.
    Anne xx

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  6. Anne - that's exactly how I feel when I get home from my travels - driving down that main street feels so wonderful.

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  7. Come here from Malaysia

    http://najibrazakquote.blogspot.com

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  8. this is not daily(ish) Lettys, not even monthy(ish) looks like this is yearly(ish). i don't even remember what blogs i have. i forgot the long in names passwords. My main blog is nearly dead. i think i had six blogs. Many test blogs where i experiment with different templates without knowing HTML or HMTL. i have goofed on few of them. Now i realise i don't want to write, don't like posting pictures. i just want to play with them when i have nothing else to do.
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

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  9. What a handsome building!
    Victorian?

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  10. OK I have counted the flowers. I will start on the leaves.

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  11. Ok now I've counted the leaves......

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  12. Truly civic spirit, great take, Letitia!
    (Re J Bar's comment: at first glance I red "City and Shrubs" )

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