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Bushwalker,Kayaker,Photographer, amazed by the beauty of God's creation, by the wonder of it all !!!

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Hi &ri.co A great shot ! I may not be fond of modern architecture, but this building although ultra modern merges into its environment like the clouds in the sky, fantastic ! It sure is camouflage, I just hope it will show up on the radar screens of local air traffic.

Greetings from Hobart, Tasmania. Jim.

Thanks for kind visit and L, Masaki

Warm greetings from Germany, Angelika

In our days the only link between the North-West and the rest of our State, unimaginable !

This narrow, winding highway together with the TGR railway was the life line along which all our provisions had to be transported and along which we moved, sometimes at excessive speeds, to commute, to visit family and friends and tour our beautiful island State during weekends.

On occasions, after heavy rains this only link would be blocked for many hours while earth-moving equipment would move the red muddy soil that had come down the hill after a landslip. Good old days?....well....certainly memorable

Impressive forest, really wonderful! L+F! Best greetings, Reto.

thnx Alfred, PROTI VĚTRU and Milan, gr Henk

Beau paysage !!!!LK

Salutations -Pierre

I should say a semblance of what a goodly proportion of the Midlands Highway between Launceston and Hobart looked like half a century ago. It was named our Heritage Highway mainly because it reflected an ambiance created by the original settlers in planting a variety of deciduous trees and conifers that provided a corridor of beautifully contrasting colours complimenting the native vegetation. Colours that expressed the mood of every season as only deciduous trees do.

However, unless the Tourist Department pays more attention to the maintenance and replacement of trees that have died over the years this highway is in danger of losing that heritage, that ambiance and appeal in a matter of only a few years. If you, the reader of this comment agree with these sentiments, please contact the Tourist Department and the municipal Councils bordering this highway and make them aware not only of what we stand to lose, but more so of the potential to turn this Highway into something unique, of great beauty and a major tourist attraction.

Hi Warner Athey :)

Thank you so much for nice comment.

Best regards from the stormy North,


Very beautifully viewed little hideaway Like best wishes for 2015

Thanks Jim, and a Happy New Year to you and yours too. Had plans to visit Tassie, but decided not to go while the school holiday are on. Too busy and all booked out. May visit in a month or two and looking forward to it. Love the place and the food. Regards from Sydney, John.


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