Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Tassie Trip Wrap Up

For those of you who think I have killed my expose of Tassie to death this is the last instalment.

Still on our way north from Hobart to Launceston we pulled off again at the village of Ross.

Once again the village is old by Aussie standards. Much of it is still the original sandstone buildings from the 19th century.Ross is full of lovely buildings like this house. I loved this church.
Ross was a British Army garrison town and the original barracks are one of the oldest buildings there.The sign at one end gives a touch of its history (as with all of my piccies click to enlarge). But I have to say the Bridge was my favourite structure in Ross.Built in 1836 the bridge is the third oldest in Oz.
I loved the detailed carvings.
Another detail that caught my eye were the iron brackets holding the parapet stones together. The arrow stamp is an old sign indicating government property.

One last look at the bridge from the other side of the river.
And that was it our Tasmania trip was over.

On a totally unrelated matter I have another job interview tomorrow. Wish me luck!


Lisa said...

That is quite a fancy bridge for one that's not sitting in the middle of a big city.

Good luck on the job interview!

Old Kitty said...

It's a beautiful town and Tasmania as featured here in your blog has never looked lovelier or more appealing!!! Thank you for sharing your pics and holiday memories!

GOOD LUCK with your job interview!!! You'll WOW them, don't you worry! take care

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

for some reason, i'm really taken with the iron brackets. Those are so awesome!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Al .. beautiful photos .. and the stone bridge detail, as too the iron brackets .. just delightful to see - good photos! Cheers Hilary

The Words Crafter said...

The buildings are just beautiful and I love that house! I enjoy all of your pictures, btw.

Good luck on the interview!

Ann said...

Sending you oodles of luck!

The bridge is beautiful. Loved all the photos.

Anonymous said...

I love the bridge carvings. They just don't have that sort of craftsmanship nowadays. Gorgeous pics. Hope the interview went well.


Al said...

Hi Lisa,
It is an amazing bridge to find in such a tiny place. Thank you!

Hi Jennifer,
Ross is a lovely little place, and Tassie spoilt us rotten.
Pleased you enjoyed coming along for the ride.
Thank you!

Hi Sarah,
I loved the brackets too. Hence the piccie I guess, some times the details are just as wonderful as the whole.

Hi Hilary,
Thank you!
I’m pleased you enjoyed!

Hi Words,
It’s a great place isn’t it.
Thank you, I enjoy sharing them!
Hi Ann,
Thank you and Thank you!

Hi Niki,
The masonry is fantastic isn’t it?

Thank you!