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07-08-2009 03:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: old buildings

Here’s a sample of some of the old buildings spotted on our tour of the Queensland outback. A few of the old humpy’s are miners huts in the opal fields.
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python


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#1 posted 07-08-2009 03:13 AM

great posting grumpman … you really know how to vacation

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bet you had fun

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#2 posted 07-08-2009 03:22 AM

So how many of those building did you spend the night in.

How many of those stores did you visit?

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#3 posted 07-08-2009 03:31 AM

Karson, did not stay in any of those. Used motels & cabins. Made sure they had bathroom facilities. did visit a lot of stores in the gem fields. Bought a few souvineers & some opals for the grandkids. At lot of these places have natural hot springs, aroung 40deg C heat. a bit too warm for me.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 07-08-2009 03:34 AM

Grumpy, these are nice photos that add local color to your vacation. Sights like this are generally not seen here when going on vacation because whizzing along the interstate highways at 70 and 80 mph just does not give time to stop and look at local sights, such as these. These places, which have a lot of character, are easily overlooked when the only focus is on the end destination and how quickly it can be reached.

This does indeed look like you had a ton of fun.

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#5 posted 07-08-2009 03:36 AM

That’s about the temp of our spa in the winter time. I want it a few deg less in the summer. I try to hit it every night. Really puts you to sleep.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 07-08-2009 03:42 AM

Thanks Scott
Karson, we have one at home as well but I like it a lot cooler. You are right they are good to have.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 07-08-2009 04:19 AM

Looks even more like the west now!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 07-08-2009 04:36 AM

More fun stuff Grumpy . Keep an eye on some of those building looks like some are ready for timber salvage.

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#9 posted 07-08-2009 04:44 AM

from the looks of those places Australia is in need of some lumberjocks. LOL. Nice pics thanks for sharing

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#10 posted 07-08-2009 12:57 PM

oh the history!!
What was the “castle” building?

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#11 posted 07-08-2009 01:27 PM

Some of these places need a Lumber Jock!

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#12 posted 07-08-2009 01:34 PM

Ms Debbie, you have a very sharp eye. The castle is on mining land. There is an opal mine underneath. The story we were told is that the lessee, an italian of eccentric proportions, decided to build a castle without permission. The government took him to court for constructing an illegal dwelling. The italian said he was just re-arranging the rocks on the land & the judge agreed with him & threw the case out of court. Great result. He is over 60 and has a long way to go before he finishes his castle but I say good luck to him.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 07-08-2009 02:14 PM

Rearranging the rocks is a great defense. I wonder if I could use that against the building code people.

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#14 posted 07-08-2009 03:28 PM

Thanks for the photo tour, Grumpy!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#15 posted 07-08-2009 05:37 PM

Great photos Grumpy. Got to love those old buildings. Hope you are having a great time.

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