Thursday, July 14, 2011

A trip to the past (part one)

Not so long ago we decided to make a trip to Hill End. Ever since we brought our 1830s house we have been keen to see others. It is lovely to see others who love their historic houses like us and it is great to see what people have done with theirs, how they use it now, how they furnish it. We decided to go to Hill End, which is a town that was the heart of the gold rush in the 19th century (but more about that later). On our way we stopped in a town called Sofala. We took so many pics of Sofala so I will do it as its own post.

 Sofala is also an old gold town from the 19th Century, but much smaller. It has a wonderful main street where there are plenty of places to get something to eat and have a drink. They are currently doing up some of the buildings so we will be going back for another visit.

The old Goal has been turned into an antique shop and coffee shop. Sofala is definitely worth a visit. 

As we were leaving town we found this caravan along the river. The person living there must love the peace and looked so peaceful.

We then drove to Hill End. I will post the second part of our trip to Hill End shortly. 

1 comment:

  1. Looks like a great place.

    Re my swimsuit - it's a vintage one! 80s Bill Blass. I've never seen a bill Blass swimsuit that wasn't fabulous.


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