It’s still raining here in Tasmania so there have been very few opportunities to get out and take pictures. I missed Dark MOFO and the winter solstice celebrations. I have only walked to Geeveston maybe once in the last fortnight and as it now gets dark around 5 pm if I go out I’m usually home close to that time because I don’ t like to cross the badly lit road in the dark when I get off the bus. You’ll understand why when I say that the speed limit outside my house is 100 kilometres per hour. So after that lengthy excuse it’s back to the archives.
Here is a fountain which is situated in Hobart in an area known as the Railway Roundabout. It is a sunken garden which you reach via underpasses. The old Hobart Railway Station was nearby. There is no longer a passenger train service in Tasmania and now even freight doesn’t come to the city but everyone knows the Railway Roundabout. The fountain was designed and built in the 1960s and has the appearance of a flying saucer. The lovely trees in the second photo are Gleditisia Sunburst. I am hoping the one in my back garden will grow to be as nice as these.
Salamanca Square – Hobart
This unusual fountain is at the Botanical Gardens in Hobart. It was built in 1972 to commemorate the centenary of French exploration.
This last one is in Kings Cross, Sydney and is one of my favourite fountains.