Wednesday, October 11, 2017


Launceston is a lovely city with many beautiful old buildings. But first here is the view from our Airbnb that overlooks the Tamar River.

This suburb is on a steep hillside so most houses have a view. However the streets are very narrow with some very sharp turns. A large car or truck would have great difficulty.

Launceston is fortunate that during the 50's, 60's and 70's, it was not so prosperous as Hobart where many of the older buildings were replaced by new modern architecture. So now, Launceston has loads of interesting facades to look at. Enjoy.

The umbrella shop.

This is stunning. It's called Holyman House and you can read about it here.

A former picture theater. Apparently there are still remains of the cinema equipment inside.

Another former theater. Art Deco was popular here.

Compared to most country towns, the buildings here are quite large. Most country towns have old buildings with a ground level and then another floor on top. Here in Launceston, there are two floors above the ground floor.

By the way, the locals say 'Loncesten', not 'Lawnceston'.

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