After being away for about six months I am back in Hobart, Tasmania, again for another house-sit, this time in Lenah Valley, in Hobart’s northern suburbs.
We’ve spent our first night in a B and B in Hobart city while waiting for our house-sit to start, so I've had a chance to have a good walk around some of my favourite places in Hobart (I have a lot of favourite places in Hobart): Sullivan’s Cove, Salamanca Place, and Battery Point.
Here are a few photos of what I saw during my walk.
This is the B and B, Edinburgh Gallery, where we spent our first night in Hobart:
It’s a nice old building, but damn those powerline – they ruin many a good photo!
This is St David’s Park, a lovely inner-city green space with big old trees on the route to Salamanca Place and the Hobart waterfront:
Just around the corner from the park, and on the waterfront, is the Tasmanian Parliament House:
As with any photo-shoot of Hobart, kunanyi-Mt Wellington features strongly in my pictures. At 1270 metres high and only eight kilometres from the centre of the city, it looms over Hobart as a defining feature. This is Salamanca Place, with the mountain rising behind the repurposed sandstone colonial-era warehouse buildings:
While there are plenty of pleasure craft and historical boats along the waterfront, this is also a working waterfront – these are cray-fishing boats in Victoria Dock, with kunanyi-Mt Wellington in the background:
Here’s Kunanyi-Mt Wellington, seen over the city from the waterfront:
A float plane and colonial-era buildings on hunter Street:
Mussels, kelp, and seaweed on the seawall structure:
The Investigator research vessel and Tranmere hills on the other side of the Derwent River estuary:
Historic Kelly steps take you from Salamanca Place up to Battery Point:
Cottages in Battery Point (damn those powerlines again!):
Arthur Circus cottages and Kunayi-Mt Wellington:
It’s great to be back! There’s plenty more favourites to see in Hobart, but that’s a good start.
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