finally the car is fixed after some fuel filter issues – although I’ll believe when i see it…..40 kms out of town and nearly a full tank compared to the 1/4 tank i used up during the last attempt to leave!
You’ll be pleased to hear that The Palace (Marios) Hotel of Priscilla fame IS open again…and lookin’ damn fine. And anyone who ever went to The Union Hotel in Fitzroy, Melbourne will be surprised to hear that the world’s best barmaid, Sarah (who worked at The Union and who is always really friendly and attentive) is now managing the joint. I hung there last night for a while but unfortunately no pics (too jacked off with car issues). Was going to leave town today but am tempted to perhaps spend another evening at The Palace. ‘Mmmm.
Anyway, in the meantime I wanted to upload a few pics from The Silver City.
You know when you’ve arrived in The Silver City when you see all the Tonka toys lying around…
I love the chemical and matellic street names around town: Argent, Iodide, Kaolin, Sulphide, Chloride, Bromide, Mica, Oxide, Cobalt…..
The road outta town to Packsaddle. I’ll go there one day. I didn’t go there this time – but love the name. Was actually looking for the old abandoned drive-in that I photographed last time I was here. No such luck finding it this night – the big old funky ‘Now Showing’ sign may have been removed.
‘Mmmm, maybe I tampered with this one, below, a little. What’s the missing word? Either way, pretty uninviting façade.
On the other hand there are some really characterful houses and buildings around…
…and big wide streets, some beautifully gum-lined like this one, and others rolling up and down, up and down…
And I love towns where there are empty lots and the local kids use them as playgrounds and cut-throughs. Plenty of these around…
…great excuse to include some of The Mighty Boosh….
…Haven’t used my swag yet, It’s been too damn hot most nights.
…This one festooned house was the one and only, overlooking part of South Broken Hill.
Rob (and daughters??) ex ‘Top End Meats’. Sat morning fundraiser for colleague’s ill daughter. Great fella.
…Let’s hope the Woodside proposal for James Price Point (Walmadan) leaves just as little impact. BHP is one of the minor joint-venture partners. Other partners include BP and Shell, who are pushing for the much more appropriate and economically viable floating liquified natural gas processing platform out at sea.
…not sure, but this is Andrew, the RAA (RACV) man with the tiny fine-tuning spanner….
Pro Hart’s grave, with design of Dragon Fly etched into stone, gets a visit from the real thing (hovering in the above pic and landed on the RH wing in pic below). The grave-stone was designed in this way to imitate the sheen and reflections one often finds on still waters over which dragon flies like to explore and hover. Even the real dragon fly itself is reflected in the watery stone in the image above.
The following was part of a long and enjoyable encounter with a local (who will remain anonymous at this stage – if you’re out there and see this, let me know if i can insert your name) who left his mark outside the Anglican church on his wedding day – a set of burn-out marks from one of his many powerful motorbikes. No surprise, the bride’s father (a very religious man) was NOT AT All impressed and demanded the groom clean them off – that was a few year’s ago!
Ok, that’s all folks…for the moment. Thanks for dropping in. Bye for now, Hunter G
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