Burnie is a port city about 30kms from Sisters Beach. As it is considerably larger than Wynyard I expect that we will often be going there to shop, eat out or visit the attractions.
There is a lot to write about Burnie, it has an interesting history but today I just want to show you some of the architecture. Burnie has some fabulous old buildings from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. As I had some free time on Friday I decided to get the bus from Wynyard to Burnie do a couple of errands and take some photos. I mainly walked around a couple of blocks as I don’t know Burnie very well yet. I noticed that quite a few of the buildings I photographed were empty so I thought it was important to record them because they could get demolished and replaced with some ugly office blocks.
I walked down to the wharves because I knew there was a cruise ship in and I wanted to see whether it would be possible to photograph it. Marine Terrace is the road behind the wharves. I had been there briefly to visit the Centrelink office a few weeks ago so I knew the street a little. It is mostly old buildings with a smattering of new ones.
Marine Terrace joins up with the Bass Highway but I didn’t go that far as I’ll be walking that section on Monday when I have an appointment in South Burnie. Instead, I turned off on to Cattley Street where I had originally got off the bus and had noticed some nice buildings.
The Lincoln House is one of Burnie’s many art deco buildings. In fact, there is an “Art Deco Trail” around Burnie which I think we will have to explore one day.
Two of Burnie’s main shopping streets run parallel to Marine Terrace. One is Wilson Street, the other is Mount Street. I didn’t get as far as Mount Street on this particular walk but here is a view of Wilson Street.
That’s as far as I have got but there is lots more of Burnie to see and talk about so we’ll revisit it another day.