Tuesday, April 7, 2009
On the weekend, The Pal and I went on a mini-road trip to Goulburn for my lovely friend Alice's wedding. It was the most perfect day, and I thought I'd show you a little of what we saw.
The above hallway is from Mandelson's - the hotel in which we stayed. Fully decked out and restored, this antique wonder was delightful. That checked flooring looked like it was the original - smooth and worn beautifully.
This is what it used to look like - on a quiet corner of Goulburn. It has lost none of its charm, but is now in a slightly busier end of town.
This shot is of the Lynwood Cafe where the reception was held - oh my goodness! Such a bucolic and restful place. Lanterns hung from the Weeping Willows, and little ducks swum about in the stream. Truly out of a storybook.
Of course Alice and the entire wedding party looked picture-perfect too. Look at those Willows!
The view out over Collector.
And I couldn't forget this fellow. Nearby is the quasi-famous Big Merino, which only made me hungry for a road trip looking at all the big, kitsch things in Australia. I'm entirely serious.
*You'll notice that none of these photos are mine. I brought my camera with, alas, an uncharged battery. I know - I've finally stopped beating myself up.