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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Theme Day: Perspective


Here is a perspective - living Spring worlds beyond old worlds.
This is the rambling property of Coolart at Somers viewed from inside a room in the old homestead. The property extends all the way to the shores of Westernport Bay.
In 1895, Frederick Sheppard Grimwade bought the estate and built the imposing homestead as the family's country retreat. After various owners from 1907, Tom Luxton purchased the property in 1937 and immediately had the property declared a sanctuary for native wildlife.
Thousands of white ibis nest here each year in Spring.
Now the property is open to the public to view the extensive wetlands and the glorious old homestead.
Often special events such as concerts are held in the grounds of Coolart.
The original inhabitants of Coolart were the Bunurong tribe of Aborigines and it is from the word "Colourt" or "Callert" - their name for nearby Sandy Point - that the present name of Coolart is derived.


A view of the old homestead


Spring breeding in the Coolart wetlands.

Some lifestyles may fade
But living cycles through time
Renewed perspectives
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9 comments:

Mark said...

What an amazing looking house. When I think of Victoria I always imagine these great mansions from the late 19th century. Great perspective shots.

Dianne said...

Fabulous Gemma - the top pic reminds me of something from the Victorian era - I caould almost imagine fine cobwebs dangling from the cornices of the high ceilings

J Bar said...

top shots

Woody said...

It always warms the heart when you hear a story like this! It is a stunning property, thanks for sharing!!

Leif Hagen said...

I love the cozy, relaxing perspective in the top parlor photo!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The top shot could be from another era Gemma, beautiful shots, love the birds.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

cozy image. I love it!

Tash said...

What a beautiful spot! Your photo is outstanding.

Carraol said...

Magnificent images of this amazing place. Great work!

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