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(edith wharton)


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

a wander up and down Katoomba st.

what to write about today? nothing came to mind..
I had an appointment with my herbalist and had half an hour to kill, so I walked up & down the main street of Katoomba and snapped a few photos.. looking very much like the tourists that surrounded me.
Katoomba is a mecca for tourists.. they all travel from all over the world, to see the famous Three sisters at Echo Point, which i believe is one of the most sacred sites of the world.

I thought I might share a few photos from my wandering...

Katoomba street is full of coffee shops, cafes and other outside eateries. The Pomegranate is just one and they serve freshly squeezed orange juice which is to die for, really.

not Abbey Rd, no. just a pedestrian crossing at the top of Katoomba st.. looking onto an old building which now houses a junk shop

local artists paint murals on the brick side wall of many of the buildings.. this one is a reproduction of an old photo taken at Katoomba Falls in earlier days.

not quite a french flower market but these flowers caught my eye as I walked up the hill.

this is where we buy our wines usually. they have many fine wines from wine producing areas in NSW.

the bus stop outside the Carrington Hotel.. a famous landmark which you can see peeking out in the background.. Dutch husband and I love this place alot.. we even stay there every now and then. another time, i will take you there

many of the buildings that dot the street are Art Deco style.. slowly, slowly they are being restored

[just a few snapshots taken in one of my favourite towns, not far from Inglewood]

13 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love art deco architecture! Thanks for letting us tag along with you!

~Sheila~ said...

Lovely. I would have enjoyed walking up the street woith you, looking in the shops.
Australian wine is my favourite.
I love the Shiraz.
hugs
xx

Beatnheart said...

Good Morning, That town looks so lovely..perhaps one day I can see it...I actually have friends in Oz...One was a roomate so I speak and understand Australian..The other friend just retired to the Gold Coast..not sure of the town..anywhere near you? Yes, take time for yourself..Yoga is great for calming the mind and focusing it...tools that are oh so useful..You should be sleeping and dreaming peacefully right now..I have a Ozzie clock on my dashboard..Mana..Cynthia

amelia said...

That mural is really something!!! I've often wondered what Katoomba is like knowing it's close to you and now I've seen some of it!!

Isn't technology wonderful!

Janet said...

You live in such a beautiful area. Thanks for giving us a little tour.

Angela said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures.  It's been years, but I've seen AC/DC - love them.  And yes, angels talk to me.  One of them is named Robyn. Much love.

mxtodis123 said...

These are some great photos. Looks like a wonderful place to live.
Mary

Fire Byrd said...

The Sacred site sounds interesting. Have you any pics of that?

gemma said...

Katoomba looks like a charming town. What a lot of fun it would be checking out the shops there.
I too love Australian wine.
Yellow tail Shiraz is so good.

Pam said...

That was fun!

laoi gaul~williams said...

what a lovely place :)

our village is a single small round built onto a curve~old stone and pointed roof, ending in a ford that crosses the road

Serena said...

I so loved going on this walk down Katoomba Street with you. Thanks for taking us along, Robyn. :)

Cheryl@Gingerbread Crafts said...

I am one of those tourists and visit Katoomba once or twice a year. Usually not able to get to any of the stores, a bit hard when trying to keep 30 girls in line.
Love nothing more than heading to Katoomba on a freezing winter's day, you can really tell the locals from the tourists then. The tourists are usually rugged up in big thick coats, shaking with cold while the locals have a pullover on and commenting how mild it is today and you should have been here last week when it snowed.