Saturday, 1 February 2014

country town architecture

I had to travel to Katanning yesterday as part of my job overseeing some TAFE courses there. I really love the ambience of country towns with their odd mix of architecture. The old pubs with their big verandahs still take central place. And you can stop in the main streeet in your car to take photos. Brilliant.


  1. For about 6 months I lived in Narrogin and it was challenging, yet wonderful. The big buildings along long straight streets are so familiar to your photos. I also remember these old buildings next to ugly shabby retails, long time vacant - covered in 'for lease' signs. What I also remember is how much being inland affected me. It was only when I moved there that I realized that I had lived on ports all my life - Fremantle, Devonport and then Albany. Having no water nearby was difficult for my being. But I have to admit that when all the fields covered in gold hay - it was like living the 'Australian Impressionists' dream. Beautiful.

  2. I feel the same about living inland Anne. It would be great if I could bear being away from the sea, but I can't, so I have to live on the coast where it's more expensive and we get a lot more people. But there is something special about the wheatbelt country.