I've always been fascinated with history, and last weekend my boyfriend and I had a chance to explore a little piece of local history.
I live in a small town in country Victoria, Australia. The discovery of gold in the area in 1857 set off a bit of a boom, though most of the area is known for farming, and there are some beautiful old homesteads in the area from that era that remind me a little of the one from The Man From Snowy River, which is one of my favourite movies (I'm not sure if this is a movie Americans might have seen, but its definitely a fun one!).
So when one of the local homesteads, 'Lexington' was opened for the day for an Open Garden, I was keen to explore. Market stalls, a band, gorgeous gardens, and delicious food. Count me in.
Here are a few of the photos, to show a little bit of a different Australia to the one usually seen in tourism photos.
The style of the house is set facing the South, which is Georgian apparently.
The local Grampians mountain range.
I adore rose gardens, and this one was beautiful.
The best part of the day, however, was the home-made ice cream one of the stalls was selling. Salted caramel ice cream in a waffle cone. Unfortunately I don't have a picture of that one: it didn't last long enough.
Question: Out of curiosity, has anyone seen any Australian films? I'm actually not certain if they distribute worldwide.