Weekend Wanderings – Patchewollock
The other day I showed you a photo of the Mallee Fowl sculptures in Patchewollock and quite a few of you said that you would like to see more photos of them, and I said I would on the weekend, so here we are it is the weekend and I have more photos of them, plus of Patchewollock.
I just love these, they are so big, and so well made. Of course they are not the same size as the real ones, but they are, apparently quite large birds, so even though these are oversized, they give you the impression the birds are big.
This is an old goods shed that is next to the train line, or near where the train line used to be. If you dig down you can find the tracks, but they really aren’t used now, obviously. The shed is quite old and apparently they are going to be restoring it, so it was nice to get some photos of that before it happened. I don’t know when the restoration will happen, but it was nice to get some before shots.
The local pub is a great art deco pub, not at all what you would expect in a country town like Patche, a lovely surprise. Not so sure about the seat in front of it, but still, the pub is a great building.
This is a fairly typical scene in most country towns, they are big spaces, and the silos are often the most dominant thing in the town. The building on the right is the local shop.
I was taken into the local hall to see the patchwork mural that was made locally and put up on display in the hall. Great quilt.
After a few of you said you liked seeing where I was or had been with the map I have worked out how to embed a map into a post, so I hope you can work out where Patchewollock is on the map.
I am going to put up a gallery for you now of more photos, I hope you enjoy a quick look around Patchewollock.