Weekend Wanderings: Yackandandah Part 2
Here is the second part of my trip to Yackandandah. The man from the Spiritus Art Gallery and gave me some directions and ideas of where to go. I knew I had to get a move on, as I would have to head back to Wodonga soon, and also the sun was starting to get to high for any decent photos, so they aren’t great, but they do give you an idea of what was there.
This was part of the road into town, beautiful scenery really, the whole drive, from Wodongo to there.
After leaving the main street I went to find petrol for the car, and saw a lovely park that I went for stop in. It had a small creek or something at the bottom and they had built steps that you could walk down and then go and walk around. It was really nice in the morning light.
At the back of the petrol station I saw this building, another art place, only this one is fall of studios. My friends who told me about Yackandandah had suggested that I find it, they thought I would be interested. I was, and I thought it was great. I got talking to Helen Lemke, a ceramic artist. She was waiting for students to come to her class and we had a small chat and she told me about the place. It is built on where the old station was, or near it. Not sure exactly, but it has to do with the old train station. Definitely worth checking out if you go there, say hi to Helen for me.
The man I spoke to in the Spiritus Art Gallery also suggested that I should go and check out the Gorge. He said it wasn’t far out of town, and I wouldn’t have to walk far to find it. which was true I didn’t. Though I did almost drive straight past it. I also had trouble finding what road it was on, there were no signs in the town to direct you to. Maybe they don’t want people going there.
This is the gorge. Not big, but from what I can read women made it, I don’t know. It was done during the gold rush to get water for the men mining the gold. It is incredible to think how these things were built back then, when you consider they didn’t have the tools that we have today.
By the time I got to the gorge, I knew the beautiful early morning light was gone and that the photos wouldn’t be that good, but I had to go and take some photos, for scouting purposes if nothing else. I would like to go back, but if I do I would go much earlier in the morning, when the sun was hitting it in a soft way. Though, if I’m truthful, I think I would go back in winter, no chance of snakes, and the light is better then too, so much softer.
Someone mentioned looking it up on Google maps and I realized I hadn’t included a map so here is a map so you can see where the town is.
I have more photos for you now. I hope you are having a great weekend, I have Social Snappers this afternoon, we are going to the Healesville Sanctuary, so I guess there will be more animal photos soon.