Friday, April 24, 2015

Anzac Cottage, getting ready to recieve..



This Saturday, the 25th of April, Australia and many other parts of the world are preparing to commemorate the centenary of Anzac Day (Australia and New Zealand Army Corps). A few days ago I zipped over to Mt Hawthorn to take a few shots of Anzac Cottage, 'Australia's first World War I memorial: a practical memorial, in the form of a home for the first wounded Anzac soldier to return to Mt Hawthorn from the ill-fated but legendary Gallipoli campaign'. Read the full story here. I smiled to see the bucket and window wiper to the left, Anzac Cottage, already looking ship shape was getting an extra spruce up!


Tomorrow I'll show you why I was heading down the Mitchell Freeway to the city at 5.30am yesterday morning :) Happy Friday, take care and stay safe..


28 comments:

  1. Oh, a beautiful place indeed and terrific captures as always, Grace!! Looking forward to your post for tomorrow!! Hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy -- as you always do!!!

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  2. Such a cute cottage, and the yard is so neatly trimmed too!

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  3. 5:30 a.m. You are the early bird. :-)

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  4. So beautiful and and so nicely kept!

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  5. It's a lovely place,Grace! 5:30 am!!

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  6. Very beautiful Grace.
    Why so late? By that time I've already run or biked a few miles.

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  7. 5:30am? Yikes!

    The Anzac Cottage is wonderful.

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  8. What a great and practical idea that cottage is! Wonderful.

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  9. It's a beautiful place!

    5:30 in the morning is no time to be out and about!

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  10. This is a lovely and ornate looking veterans cottage.

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  11. This week we celebrate 100 yrs since Gallipoli., been teaching the kids.

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    1. Ann, it's commemorate not celebrate.

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  12. Great Anzac Day tribute, Grace.

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  13. That is a very different kind of memorial, but a particularly useful one.

    You leave us with a tease . . .

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  14. Practical and memorable. Loved you night shot!


    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  15. Wonderful and nicely kept, the architecture looks very interesting, it has reminiscent of a Chinese pagoda!

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  16. The house has great proportions. I am sure it would balance a returnee's mind. I can see you weren't the only one on the Mitchell at 5.30.

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  17. Happy Anzac Day to you Grace.

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  18. Lovely cottage and great road shot.

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  19. Kind of ironic. I was just reading a piece on WW1 and Gallipoli campaign this morning, an hour ago.

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  20. Already a lot of traffic at 5,30am. I went to Fremantle today with a friend who's visiting from Sydney and all over the place they were putting up tents and seating for Anzac day.

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  21. Haha, Grace, I go with Bill M ;-) Well, no, I´m about to enter Wolfsburg at that time of the day. And the roads are empty!
    That´s a nice idea with the house. Here you hear nothing of ANZAC day, I only learned about it in 1995 when we saw the parade in Carnarvon. Guess Germans are too busy to say sorry to care for the history of other countries much.

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  22. I like the idea of a cottage as a memorial !
    Gallipoli is still in our memory , we don't forget .

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  23. Fascinating, have been thinking of Galliploi this week too. And I'm intrigued by your dawn dash Grace!

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  24. Fascinating, have been thinking of Galliploi this week too. And I'm intrigued by your dawn dash Grace!

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