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Mt Buffalo Chalet

Often referred to as The Grande Old Dame of Victoria’s Alpine region, the Mount Buffalo Chalet is listed in the Victorian Heritage Register for its architectural, historical and social significance. Perched on the top of Bent’s Lookout, the breathtaking views stretch out over the famous Gorge. Built in 1910 by the Victorian Governemnt, the chalet was Australia’s first ski resort, and has served generations of skiiers, hikers and families over the years it operated.

The last few decades have seen the chalet lapse into disrepair however a conservation project has been started this year to restore and preserve the building for years to come.

Image credits By Sarah ©2017

You can find out more about the Mt Buffalo Chalet here…

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – October 19, 2017

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Cotton Club

Welcoming in 2016, we stepped back in time at the remarkable nightspot ‘The Cotton Club’ at State of Grace. We saw in the New Year, living a night of luxury among the sophisticated scene of the 1920’s.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – September 21, 2017

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Baldwin Street

Baldwin Street, in Dunedin, New Zealand is the world’s steepest residential street, according to the Guinness World Records. For every 2.86 metres travelled horizontally, the elevation changes by 1 metre. The street’s steepness was unintentional. As with many other parts of early Dunedin, and indeed New Zealand, streets were laid out in a grid pattern with no consideration for the terrain, usually by planners in London.

Source: Wikipedia

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Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors, September 14, 2017 – guest host

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Puffing Billy

On the weekend my husband and I enjoyed the wine and dine lunch on Puffing Billy steam train in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. This is the door to our carriage car, called “Mount Lyall”.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors, August 31, 2017 – guest host Joey

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Technically, not a door, but thought this was too spectacular not to share. This is one of the gates from the Palace of Versailles at the ‘Versailles: Treasures from the Palace’ exhibition.

Image credit By Sarah ©2017;        Versailles Exhibition, National Gallery of Australia, ACT

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – August 17, 2017 

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Whakarewarewa Village

Good luck getting in this front door! A newly formed sinkhole has made things a little perilous at this home in Whakarewarewa Maori Village, Rotorua, NZ.

Image credit By Sarah

Author’s Note: Whakarewarewa village is situated in the unique geothermal landscape of Te Whakarewarewa Valley. The only living geothermal Māori village, geothermal vents provide a life-giving energy resource along with boiling hot pools and bubbling mud. Residents have been forced to utilise, respect and adapt to the ever-changing forces beneath the land.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – August 3, 2017

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Bilbo Baggins’ Door, Hobbiton

“Sorry! I don’t want any adventures, thank you. Not Today. Good morning! But please come to tea – any time you like! Why not tomorrow? Good bye!” – Bilbo Baggins

The Hobbit, Unexpected Party

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – July 6 2017, Daily Post Daily Prompt, tea