Bendigo  by golftragic

Bendigo

Bendigo, in Central Victoria, was the heart of the nineteenth-century gold-rush country and had lots of money sloshing around at the time. This magnificent railway station building is one example of the wonderful architecture that still exists throughout the city.
This is top notch processing -- great lines, great tones, wonderful details.
April 10th, 2017  
Great lines and light and perfect b and w conversion
April 10th, 2017  
@taffy Many thanks for your kind words Taffy. Much appreciated. Helps to have a good subject, of course.
April 10th, 2017  
@jgpittenger Thank you very much Jane, the building is very photogenic.
April 10th, 2017  
Gorgeous details in the building, must be fun to photograph.
April 10th, 2017  
I like Bendigo a lot! And I like your capture in B&W a lot too! FAV
April 10th, 2017  
@dibzgreasley The building is very photogenic, the brickwork is excellent. Pity V/Line doesn't put some money into the wonderful old stations that are still part of the network. Bendigo also has several huge old disused workshops off the left of this photo, relics from the steam days, but again, lovely brick buildings that could well be re-cycled for the community.
April 10th, 2017  
@gigiflower And I thank you a lot too, much appreciated. My daughter lives on 60 acres at Eppalock and I'd spent a couple of days with her. The car was home with Les so I was using the more than adequate regional trains to get around the state. I keep promising myself I'll go into Bendigo for a day and try to photograph some of the gorgeous old buildings.
April 10th, 2017  
@golftragic Those buildings are amazing......so much history! Just like Ballarat
April 10th, 2017  
@gigiflower Yes, you're right. 'rat has such a rich gold-rush legacy too. Awful climate though. Both my SIL and DIL come from 'rat and still have family there. They didn't know each other till they married my kids (one each!).
April 10th, 2017  
@golftragic HAHAHA "rat"!!
April 10th, 2017  
@gigiflower That's what Alistair, my SIL, calls it and I rather liked that name.
April 10th, 2017  
@golftragic Me too!
April 10th, 2017  
fantastic processing Marnie!
April 10th, 2017  
What fun to see the train station! I remember hearing a song about Bendigo and the gold rush!
April 10th, 2017  
Was just reading some of the comments! Love that your SIL is from "rat". Ash and the boys returned this afternoon to their home in "Carp" That's what the locals call the beach town of Carpinteria!
April 10th, 2017  
@annied Glad you liked it.
April 10th, 2017  
@Weezilou I can remember some lines from a song about Bendigo, but not its name! 'I tried my luck at Bendigo and then at Fiery Creek, I made a fortune in a day, And lost it in a week.' Just googled it: http://folkstream.com/100.html Interesting to see a Carpinteria in California, the great big gulf in the north of Australia is the Gulf of Carpenteria. Who, or what the heck was Carpi/enteria I wonder?
April 10th, 2017  
What a neat looking station. Perfect in b&w
April 10th, 2017  
@golftragic Yea...first thing in the morning and I can answer that question (regarding the Calif location at least!) Out here it referred to the indigenous Indians and their canoe building. The region has oil and tar that naturally seep up onto the land, and they used that to seal their boats... "carpenters, they were"... There's a lovely, large mural in town about them, with good depictions of them at work.
April 10th, 2017  
@golftragic ...and yes, that's the song I was thinking of!
April 10th, 2017  
@Weezilou My curiousity was sparked so I googled the origins of our Gulf of Carpentaria and was surprised to find Dutch explorers named it in 1623 after the then-Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Pieter de Carpentier. Interesting that two such similar place names have such different origins.
April 11th, 2017  
@Weezilou It's an ear-worm too, can't get it off my brain now.
April 11th, 2017  
@onewing Thanks Babs, I seem to be having a bit of a b&w thing right now.
April 11th, 2017  
This looks great in b&w. Thank goodness they have not modernised this facade.
April 11th, 2017  
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