Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge


Which Way Around Franklin Square

Saturday morning I found myself in Hobart at 7:30 am with an hour to wait for a bus to the cricket. I decided to spend some of it taking photographs for the Which Way Challenge. My bus was leaving from Macquarie Street so my pictures are from nearby Franklin Square and Davey Street.

Information sign on Elizabeth St.
Information sign on Elizabeth St.
This path crosses Franklin square near the back of the Treasury Building.
This path crosses Franklin square.
Steps down to Davey Street from Franklin Square.
Steps down to Davey Street from Franklin Square.
Davey St, Hobart.
Davey Street looking towards Mt Wellington
Looking down Davey Street
Davey Street looking towards the Derwent and the Eastern Shore.
Path through Franklin Square.
Path through Franklin Square which is a popular spot with office workers at lunchtime.

The short street leading to the waterfront in the next photo is Brooke Street. To reach it from Davey Street you have to use a steep flight of stairs. On the right, where the cars are parked but not visible in the photo is the hotel where I worked for several years when I first came to Tasmania. I rarely used the stairs unless I was going to Elizabeth Street to go the shops. Hobart is quite a hilly city and takes your breath away in more ways than one.

Brooke St is reached by stairs down from Davey Street.
Brooke St is reached by stairs down from Davey Street.

 

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. My current housemates are Cindy, my 14-year-old Staffy-Lab X dog and Polly the world's most unsociable cat who is seven.

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