The luck of the Irish

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A sea of green

Well as luck would have it, I needed to go into own today and ended up at Salamanca where Irish Murphy’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).

It is a very pleasant spot

 

It’s funny the things you learn when you pick up a book. I have been visiting Hobart since the early ‘90’s, and living in this fine little state since May 2005, but I never knew St David’s Park was once the colony’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.

A water taxi and the cruise ship
I went back to the wharf where I took some photos of a bird (if anyone is familiar with what type of bird it is I would love to know) who just sat there while I clicked away, he allowed me to get right up close to him and he didn’t ruffle a feather. Some clouds had moved across the sky by now and the sun glowed in a magnificent orange colour, I took a few photos of the clouds and the sky before going back to the park to watch a man cracking a whip.

 

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.

Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Governor Arthur acquired it and divided it into sixteen plots sold, it is alleged, for forty pounds each at public auction in March 1847. There are fifteen single-storey brick Georgian cottages set around a village green. The swings in the village green conjure pictures of children at play in earlier times. In the far side of the green is Hampden road and a right turn leads to several excellent antique shops, restaurants (including my favourite - Ristorante Da Angelo – see my previous review) and the Van Diemen’s Land Folk Museum – now known as Narryna Heritage Museum.

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. :)

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A sea of green
A sea of green
It is a very pleasant spot
It is a very pleasant spot
A water taxi and the cruise ship
A water taxi and the cruise ship
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
At the docks
At the docks
Ships at the docks
Ships at the docks
Cruise Ship
Cruise Ship
All tied up
All tied up
Visiting ship
Visiting ship
Along the wharf
Along the wharf
Window washer hard at work
Window washer hard at work
Window washer still hard at work
Window washer still hard at work
Looking towards Hobart town
Looking towards Hobart town
Nice spot to enjoy an ice-cream
Nice spot to enjoy an ice-cream
Pretty reflections
Pretty reflections
A little piece of the Netherlands
A little piece of the Netherlands
A wee little leprecon pointing the…
A wee little leprecon pointing th…
One orange balloon
One orange balloon
Merry green patrons
Merry green patrons
From the same angle as I took a ph…
From the same angle as I took a p…
Irish Murphys in the green
Irish Murphy's in the green
Irish Murphys in the green
Irish Murphy's in the green
Entrance to St Davids Park
Entrance to St David's Park
Memorials in St Davids Park
Memorials in St David's Park
Lovely memorial
Lovely memorial
Main entrance to St Davids Park
Main entrance to St David's Park
Bed of leaves
Bed of leaves
Red leaves and notes on a wall
Red leaves and notes on a wall
Sorry to see you go; but what were…
Sorry to see you go; but what wer…
St Davids Park
St David's Park
In loving memory...
In loving memory...
Looking back down the wall of head…
Looking back down the wall of hea…
Another spot to ponder
Another spot to ponder
The beautiful display of old heads…
The beautiful display of old head…
Old headstones
Old headstones
Farewell my wife so dear...
"Farewell my wife so dear..."
Old headstones
Old headstones
Old headstones
Old headstones
So pretty
So pretty
A long wall of early headstones
A long wall of early headstones
St Davids Cemetery - 1910 (Not my …
St Davids Cemetery - 1910 (Not my…
Dont fence me in
Don't fence me in
Looking back towards Salamanca
Looking back towards Salamanca
Irish Murphys
Irish Murphy's
Just sitting and enjoying the comp…
Just sitting and enjoying the com…
Window wall
Window wall
The Wursthaus in Hobart makes the …
The Wursthaus in Hobart makes the…
The beautiful sky
The beautiful sky
More of the beautiful sky
More of the beautiful sky
The glow of the sun in the sky
The glow of the sun in the sky
I couldnt believe the colour of t…
I couldn't believe the colour of …
Just about hidden
Just about hidden
I love these clouds
I love these clouds
My feathered friend
My feathered friend
My feathered friend
My feathered friend
My feathered friend
My feathered friend
Hobart
Hobart
Hobart
Hobart
Hobart and a pretty sky
Hobart and a pretty sky
Pretty sky
Pretty sky
A commemorative of the 25th Annive…
A commemorative of the 25th Anniv…
Old buildings at Salamanca
Old buildings at Salamanca
Row of old buildings at Salamanca
Row of old buildings at Salamanca
Salamanca Place
Salamanca Place
The park at Salamanca
The park at Salamanca
Salamanca Arts Centre
Salamanca Arts Centre
The park at Salamanca
The park at Salamanca
Side by Side
Side by Side
Side by Side, on an angle
Side by Side, on an angle
The park at Salamanca
The park at Salamanca
Salamanca Place
Salamanca Place
Hobart
Hobart
Salamanca
Salamanca
Traffic and trees
Traffic and trees
Salamanca Place
Salamanca Place
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Arthur Circus, Battery Point
Red door
Red door
Hay!
Hay!
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photo by: Sunflower300