Thursday, September 29, 2016

The grand old town of York..



Almost done with the country for a while. After driving for eight hours through the WA Wheatbelt (map), passing many small country towns, the last stop on the trip was York, 97km east of Perth, the oldest inland town in WA, first settled in 1831.. not quite as old as its English counterpart :) Just over an hour drive from Perth, York is definitely worth a day trip all of its own, so just a few teaser shots of the glorious heritage buildings along the main street until we return. The signage below made me smile 'Decorous accommodation. Befitting... RESPECTABLE COUPLES' ! I wonder what would define a 'respectable couple' then as to now.. I'm guessing now it would be all about the ability to pay the bill.. told you I'd be more cheerful today :) Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...
 

32 comments:

  1. York is quite pretty, I haven't been there in a while, but it's also on my "to visit list" when my daughter visits in December.

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  2. So different from York in England. I love it. Another set of images that remind me of places in the West in USA.

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  3. It reminds me of the West in the US too. That would be the wild wild west :)

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  4. What a lovely row of building...great yellow and black car.

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  5. Very nice street scenes but in te UK York is a City

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  6. Quaint little town. I wonder too what they would consider a respectable couple nowadays. : ) Looks like you've been having a nice getaway!

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  7. I love the old buildings, Grace!

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  8. Not a bit like its English namesake but what a pretty street this town has.

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  9. Getting out and about is good for the camera and the heart.
    Lovely town, well worth a visit.

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  10. Charming! Glad you got out, WAY out there!

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  11. Hmm. . . respectable, you say. That's cause for some deep reflection, I think. :-)

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  12. Hmm. . . respectable, you say. That's cause for some deep reflection, I think. :-)

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  13. The accommodation book might show rather a lot of couples named Mr and Mrs Smith.

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  14. I love your photo's, especially like the yellow and black car in your first one.

    All the best Jan

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  15. What a darling little place.
    Coffee is on

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  16. Now that's a town I could spend several days in taking photos. It reminds me a lot of the main street in Cedar Key although Cedar Key is rougher being a crabby old fishing town in the Gulf of Mexico! 😎

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  17. Love the street parade of atmospheric building styles.

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  18. York looks friendly and inviting to stop.

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  19. I'm not sure what defines a "respectable couple" but I know exactly the kind of shenanigans they were trying to exclude.

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  20. Uma cidade muito interessante e de certeza com muitas histórias para contar.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  21. A respectable couple, what would that be, ha,ha. I like that building in the first photo, with the poles and balconies.

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  22. The top image looks like it is from a famous old film.
    Great architecture. Looks pretty.

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  23. Guess before 2013 they would´ve denied a room for Ingo and I there then, Grace ;-)
    Nice lille town (to travel through, I wouldn´t want to live there).

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  24. Lovely architecture, Grace. And that sign - it's just begging for someone to be indecorous, isn't it?

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  25. Great the first photo, with an old car that completes the scene! Arianna

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  26. "Decorous accommodations befitting respectable couples?" I guess that means they don't rent rooms by the hour!

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  27. Beautiful quaint little town, and it reminds me so much of our own New Orleans!

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  28. Looks like a charming place to visit.

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  29. It looks lovely there. I know I could never be considered respectable.

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  30. It looks like a great place to walk around with a camera. Lots of history there also. Great photos Grace...

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