Monday, 5 January 2009

Sights of Bundaberg

Our time in New Zealand now just a happy memory, we have a little time to take a closer look at our nearest town or I should say City.
This section is mainly photographs of some of the buildings and sights that we think are interesting, starting with the centre and the imposing Post Office.
Opposite to the Post Office several shops with imposing upper storeys.
Just another bureaucracy now but this building is still fine architecture.
A touch of Art Deco;
And the old State School.
A city centre church.
A refurbished building. Formerly the Customs House, then a bank, now an Art Gallery. There was quite a 'to-do' when they painted it white, purple and green. We think it looks great with the blue skies and the palm trees.
This colonnaded offering in pink is in fact the School of Arts. A facility that exists in most Australian towns (from our vast experience of four states). From information gleaned on building plaques and museum pamphlets it would appear that in former years these institutions provided access to education for all ages. Now in most places they have found other uses.
Leaving town across the Burnett River you first pass the statue to Bert Hinkler a pioneer aviator who followed hot on the heels of the Wright Brothers.
He sits proudly at the entrance to the bridge, a picturesque steel bridge of several spans.

1 comment:

Arthur said...

Hi Liz and Graham.

Love the lay out of the site. Looks like you are having a fantastic time.
Keep well.
Love from Marie and Arthur