Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge 2015 – Week #22


Which Way Salamanca Place

Yesterday I had to go to Hobart again. It was another chilly morning and there was still fog and frost on the ground at 10 am when I was waiting for the bus. I later learned that it was still only three degrees celsius at noon.

It wasn’t until the bus climbed over Vince’s Saddle (370 metres) and started down the other side that I saw the sun. When I arrived in Hobart it was as cold as ice cream but the sun was out and the sky was blue. I had an hour to spare so I walked over to Salamanca Place to look for some  “Which Way” photos.

Salamanca Place is home to a very busy Saturday Market but during the week it is open to traffic and looks quite different. Here is how it looks on market days.

Market stalls
Salamanca Market looking towards Davey Street.

On weekdays you can admire the Georgian buildings more easily. No snow on Mount Wellington today although I saw a lot last week.

Looking towards Mt Wellington
Looking towards Mt Wellington
Salamanca Place on a weekday
Salamanca Place on a weekday

The street is lined with pubs, restaurants and cafes. Many of them have outdoor seating but as Hobart’s weather can be unpredictable some of the larger places have added gas heaters outside so that customers can enjoy the street ambience without the cold.

Irish Murphy's

Salamanca Place, Hobart
Salamanca Place, Hobart

There are also galleries, upmarket gift shops and other shops selling locally made products from timber or wool.

Leading off from Salamanca Place are arcades and little lanes that lead to Salamanca Square. If you continue up the hill where I took the first photo you will come to a lovely old hotel called Lenna and from there into Battery Point. If you go towards Mount Wellington you end up on Davey Street which is the main road out of Hobart going south.  Parallel with Salamanca Place is Castray Esplanade which is next to the waterfront where the old shipping terminal is now an exhibition hall.

Taswegian1957

I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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