From bridge to bridge: Cataract Gorge in flood

The Cataract Gorge in flood, from Kings Bridge to Alexandra Suspension Bridge. (Slightly bigger versions if you click on them.) The path along here was closed just before the toll-keepers cottage. In the centre, the quiet waters of the North Esk, that peaked yesterday, meets the foaming waters from the South Esk, that peaks tomorrow. k…

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Road Trip: Day I Part I

On the highway I took photos from the car window, to see how they’d come out. I like the lighting and colours in this region. One day maybe I’ll get a chance to stop and take proper photos, but we’re always just passing through on the way to somewhere else.  As most of the trip…

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Willow Court: Derwent & Esperance Houses

This is one of series of photos of Willow Court. The main post is here. The first buildings seen on entering the site are former Wards D & E (later Derwent and Esperance Houses). Built in the 1930s as male dormitories.

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Willow Court: Occupational Therapy

This is one of series of photos of Willow Court. The main post is here. This is the Occupational Therapy building, I think. There are lots of windows. From a nearby information panel: Built between 1964-67 the Occupational Therapy building connected Wards A and C and consisted of a female and male workrooms, a main…

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Willow Court: Ladies’ Cottage

This is one of series of photos of Willow Court. The main post is here. The Ladies’ Cottage. Built c.1868. I think originally it was one storey. There is a shop in there now, at the back. At the back.

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Willow Court: Ward C

This is one of series of photos of Willow Court. The main post is here. This was Ward C, aka Carlton House. There was an information panel near this building, which said: The “Criminal Block” was built in 1908-09, abutting the Barracks and the Pillar Block and facing the original A and B wards. It…

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Willow Court: Barracks

This is one of series of photos of Willow Court. The main post is here. This the building they call the barracks, constructed in 1830 as an Invalid Depot and later extended for use as an asylum. (Above photo is from 2004 but I didn’t get a good overview photo this time, on account of…

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Willow Court: Nurses Quarters

This is one of series of photos of Willow Court. The main post is here. These are the Nurses Quarters, constructed c.1911 Are now Nurses Quarters Shopping   Around the back.

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Douglas: the town that wasn’t

Crown land sale! 25 April 1877 TOWN OF DOUGLAS, NINE MILE SPRINGS. Section A. Lot 1. 1 rood. Upset price £5. Fronting on Sholto and Bruce-streets, bounded by Lots 2 and 11. Lot 2. 1 rood. Upset price £5.. Fronting on Bruce-street, adjoining Lot 1. Lot 3. 1 rood. Upset price £5. Fronting on Bruce-street,…

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