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Waltzing Australia

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Scenic Sunday - Stopover

A wagon ride?

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along


I spotted this wagon standing forlorn in the grounds of Lovegrove Winery Estate and was reminded of the film "Paint Your Wagon" and thought of the many hundreds of emigrants of an earlier age where horse and wagon was the only means of transport. Looking at these times from the comfort of the 21st century, they bring visions of romance and excitement, of being on the road facing new adventures with new landscapes to see each day.

In reality however, it would have been a long, tiring, often dangerous journey, not knowing when you might meet dangers and pitfalls along the way. Those early emigrants must have been a sturdy lot. I wonder how many of us today would have the strength and stamina to make such a journey?

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Today's quote: Hitch your wagon to a star - Ralph Waldo Emerson.

25 comments:

Karen said...

Oh...lovely photo! I too wonder how sturdy our predecessors would have to be. (The horrors of no indoor plumbing alone would be more than I could handle.)

Henry the Octopus is now stuck in my head.

Vicky said...

Very beautiful wagon!!!! Nice photo!!!

Ann said...

You m,entioned that when you find something interesting, you will let us know. You are a very interesting and well traveled person. Thanks you for the New Zealand posts.

Are you going to Malaysia as well.

Thanks for visiting my site. I physically visited Australia this summer. Very nice, except it was too hot.

Eden said...

Great photo. Love it.

Thanks for the visit

Catarina said...

Destinos inciertos los suyos...bonita fotografia...gracias por tus comentarios y me apunto a tu paseo...Besos

Cezar and Léia said...

What an idyllic scene! A gift to the eyes!
God bless you!
Cezar

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the old woods of these wagons! Lots of fresh air to be had as you travel but I wonder about the state of muscles and bones as you bump your way from A to B! Lovely photo!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful quote and photo! Love the wagon scene!

diane said...

Lovely scene, well composed. I've just finished reading "Kings in Grass Castles" about the pioneering family, Durack. They traveled from Golburn to outback Queensland on horseback while the women and children were in carts/buggies. Later they went from outback Qld to the Kimberly region. Amazing!

JOE TODD said...

I love photos like that Really stirs the memory/nostalga for times gone by.

brattcat said...

Terrific post and so good to see you back again. You were missed.

Kirigalpoththa said...

I like this photo!

Johnny said...

Gracias. Eres muy buena con tu comentario. Has publicado muchas fotos y muy buenas, las que más me
gustan son la de las torres.
Buena suerte , amiga

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds «Louis» of those who traveled west across the U.S. in the Studebaker Conestoga wagons. We certainly have it easy by comparison - yet «Louis» is often struck by how comparatively less civilized we are in our social mores...

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

Ah indeed a wonderful wagon.

noel said...

aloha,

what a beautiful view and day to capture this image,i bet the wines are spectacular....thanks for sharing your day with us and this photo.

VP said...

A nice old wagon in a quite realistic setting.

Jacob said...

That's a great oldie but goodie! Yes, people used to have it very difficult in terms of traveling...I taught American history and we spent some time on the movement west and the wagon trains. Those were not easy treks.

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Not many, I've ridden in wagons (and once on a stagecoach) - even on smooth roads thay are bouncing and jarring. And there were no smooth roads back then! But it's a lovely, peaceful photo. The wagon is parked (and no longer painted) and the leaves on the willow are bright green. Ahh, nice.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Renee said...

Some days I wouldn't mind a wagon. I bet wagon payments are cheaper than car payments. :-)

Evelyn Howard said...

Very nice picture. What a nice spot.

Lois said...

A picture like this really does make you realize how determined they must have been!

Leif Hagen said...

I think that wagon has either run out of gas or the horses ran away! Great to see your postings again, BFG!

Stine in Ontario said...

I love old wagons and antique machinery. Very cool!

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Melbourne Daily Photo

Hello, I created this blog because Melbourne is my city and I want people to see what a beautiful place it is. So come with me on a journey of discovery as we traverse the dining precincts, the culture, the laneways and hidden gems that make Melbourne marvellous.