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The Ducks Nuts

A bit of a cheeky one for this week. We recently dined at a fabulous little bar called the “Ducks Nuts” in Canberra.

The toilet doors were particularly amusing – not so much pretty or beautiful, but definitely worth a chuckle and mention here at Thursday Doors…

Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – 17 January 2019

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During the mid-1980s, team of Chandon’s wine whisperers founded Green Point, an old dairy farm in Victoria’s Yarra Valley. The cool climate and great soil combined to make a picture-perfect home for Domaine Chandon. Since 1986, this is where Australia’s leading “méthode traditionnelle” producer has been crafting sparkling and still wines with the distinct Chandon style. My husband and I visited the cellar door over the recent long weekend, and found some nice doors along the way…and some bubbles of course!

Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – June 21, 2018

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Transmission Station, Mt Taylor REVISITED

I first posted a few weeks ago, about this transmission station atop Mt Taylor in Canberra. I visited again last week (and encountered a rather brazen magpie along the way!) I was surprised to find that a LOT had changed since my last trip to the top. The scruffy-looking, graffiti-ridden squat building is no more as attempts have been made to beautify this structure with some street art.

Unfortunately, someone has since graffitied again over the top of the murals however I thought it would be interesting to post again with the transmission station’s ‘fresh look’…


Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – May 24, 2018

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Bank St Pizza

I took these photos two weekends ago while catching up with some friends, at a delightful little place called Bank St Pizza, in Avenel. It was, as the name suggests, originally a bank. They have a wonderful kitchen garden, self-made wood fired ovens (check out the oven doors as well!), and of course, delicious food and wine…

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – May 17, 2018

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Pennyweight Winery

Pennyweight Winery is located in Beechworth, Victoria, about half an hour’s drive from my house. I recently visited for the first time and found it to be a most charming and rustic cellar door! There were some lovely doors (even one that was detached!) and, of course, I tasted some delicious wines! I especially enjoyed their Pinot Noir and Red Blend.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – May 10, 2018

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Brown Brothers Winery

Brown Brothers is one of Australia’s leading family-owned wine companies. They have been making wine in Milawa, Victoria for 125 years. The cellar door is about 10 minutes from my house and I recently visited it with my friends from out of town. I not only found some yummy wine but some cute, rustic doors as well…

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – May 3, 2018

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Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in upper Trafalgar Street, Nelson, New Zealand.

The current church was constructed in 1925. The majority of marble was sourced from the Pakikiruna Range, near Takaka and then ground down and mixed with plaster to give the unusual appearance and colour of the cathedral.

The steps are constructed from granite obtained from Tonga Beach, in the Abel Tasman National Park.

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – April 26, 2018

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Transmission Station, Mt Taylor

More like a Thursday Door, rather than doors this week. Anyhow, I went walking up Mt Taylor on a recent visit home to Canberra, and I stumbled across this transmission station at the very top. What caught my eye was the juxtaposition of the beautiful nature and view, with this rather ugly, squat, graffitied building. I did manage to snap a closeup of the one and only door that is actually quite pretty. Sometimes you have to look a bit deeper to find the beauty…enjoy!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – April 19, 2018

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Lake George Wine Region

At Easter, we completed a self-guided tour of some of the Lake George wine region near Canberra. I came across some interesting doors at some of the cellar doors we visited…

I would highly recommend Mt Majura Wines, Collector Wines, Lerida Estate and Contentious Character. Amazing service, delicious wine and divine ambience. If you’re in the area, they are well worth checking out!

Avoid one particular winery in the area, at all costs! I won’t name it because that’s not very nice, however, we were treated with unbelievable rudeness and made to feel most unwelcome. If it wasn’t so bad, it would be funny! I wish we’d checked their TripAdvisor reviews first – 15/29 were rated as “Terrible” and we were certainly on the receiving end of finding out why!

Luckily we finished on a high with the lovely Tony at Contentious Character more than making up for it and saving the day for us!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – April 12, 2018

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Rectory – Holy Trinity Cathedral

A continuation from last week’s post about the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Wangaratta, this is the rectory that sits beside it. Had a nice door in its own right so thought it deserved a separate post. Enjoy!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – April 5, 2018

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Holy Trinity Cathedral

It is fitting that with Easter this weekend, my Thursday Doors for today come from the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Wangaratta. I have included photos of both the exterior and interior, which you can see is set up from Palm Sunday. The beautiful stone of this cathedral comes from a local quarry that is now disused, but is incorporated into one of my favourite local bush walks, The Sunrise Track.

Enjoy and Happy Easter!

Prompt: Norm 2.0, Thursday Doors – March 29, 2018