The luck of the Irish
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Well as luck would have it, I needed to go into own today and ended up at Salamanca where Irish Murphyâ€™s was going off, with people in green wearing funny hats or with shamrocks tattooed on their cheeks. It must be St Patricks Day.
I was here the other night taking photos in the middle of the night when there was not a soul around, it is a much happier place in the middle of the day when there are people spilling onto the road having a merry old time.
There was a cruise ship in today as well, so my first port of call was the docks where the cruise ship was docked across the water from another visiting ship (I also took a photo of this other ship the other night).
Itâ€™s funny the things you learn when you pick up a book. I have been visiting Hobart since the early â€˜90â€™s, and living in this fine little state since May 2005, but I never knew St Davidâ€™s Park was once the colonyâ€™s first cemetery, or that the old headstones have been mounted on numerous memorial walls and are now part of a gorgeous area in the garden. Once I discovered this little bit of information, I was eager to head in there with my camera at the ready. It took a walk around the entire park to find the corner where the memorial walls are. I have included a photo I found on the internet of the cemetery in 1910, you can see how much the trees have grown around one of the memorials of which I took a photo.
After leaving the park, I headed back towards Salamanca (about 50 meters away) and took a few more photos of the gorgeous old buildings that have been standing since the cemetery was in use.
Arthur Circus is a little street in Battery Point; it is a little circle of historic houses dating from the first European settlement. It is a quick walk from Salamanca Place up Runnymede Street into the whimsical Arthur Circus, built between 1847 and 1852. The land was once part of the first residential property in Battery Point.
Once again, on my way home I took a couple of photos from the car. I will have to stop that; I will have an accident one of these days. :)
I hope you enjoy the photos. :)