Saturday, February 19, 2011

Kyneton, Vic

What a change in weather, yesterday it was lovely & sunny, last night it poured continually with rain and today it is very overcast.  Yesterday we paid a visit to a town nearby, Kyneton which is located approximately mid-way between the cities of Melbourne & Bendigo, in the scenic Macedon Ranges and on the Campaspe River.
Kyneton Post Office
 Kyneton has a thriving commercial centre which boomed back in the days when the town served as a gateway and supply centre to the goldfields around Castlemaine and Bendigo during the Gold Rush days of the 1850s. Piper Street was the town's original commercial centre, and is now a historical precinct featuring a large collection of historic bluestone buildings including cafes, antique shops, galleries, and the Kyneton Museum.

 Kyneton's main shopping strip is centred around Mollison Street and High Street and includes a selection of historic buildings and shops with antique facades and verandahs. The landmark buildings in Mollison Street are the towering Post Office building which dates back to 1871, and the two major pubs - the Newmarket Hotel and the Shamrock Hotel. We enjoyed browsing along the Piper Street cafe precinct. 
Piper Street
We stopped for awhile in the Emporium, and had a laugh or two at some of the sayings in the books offered for sale.  We discovered a lovely Patchwork and knitting shop, stocked with lots of wools and fabric and browsed through some of the upmarket boutiques.  Went home empty handed except for a pair of purple & Aqua eye glasses  hopefully they will be a change from my orange and purple ones lol.  We have also booked to go to the Deniliquin rally in April.
Talk again soon

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