Thursday, October 6, 2016

'A farm that gave a suburb it's name'..



You will have to click the links to see how the title came about :) After the grey and miserable spring weather we've had for the last week, yesterday we were treated to a beauty of a day, blue skies and 21C..parfait! Above the first glimpse of Gallop House from Sandpiper Lane in Dalkeith. Gallop House built in the 1870's by James Gallop was later bought by the state government, neglected for several decades before being rescued and restored in 1963/4. You can read about the history and rescue of Gallop House here..


Walking down to Gallop House the view of the Swan River is as wide and wonderful as ever, although the development around it could not possibly be more different.. Dalkeith being one of Perth's most prestigious suburbs.. 


I actually sat on the verandah below to take the next two shots of the view not realizing that there was a resident inside.. no I don't mean the ghostly spirit of Mr. Gallop :) a real live live-in resident.. what an inspirational venue for an artist to create! If I had realized I would definitely have knocked to say hello. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe...


21 comments:

  1. Prestigious is not a term addressed to the original Dalkeith!
    Love the river.

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  2. Imagine actually living there, with a view like that!

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  3. What a lovely place and what a view!

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  4. Wonderful view from the porch, Grace!
    It is +20˚C and sunny here too - a beautiful autumn day!

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  5. Okay, what price do they want for it. I'm on the next flight to Perth! That's absolutely stunning...and what a view. Oh, about flying down there, well, I talked with my banker and she just laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed. She's really kinda nasty! 😫

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  6. What a truly lovely place with a great view! When I visited Perth I stayed with a cousin in Attadale, in a beautiful house not far from the Swan river, it was lovely! Anywhere near Dalkeith?

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  7. House would look perfectly in place on our Gulf coast.

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  8. Fine looking house in a great setting. The naming of a suburb after the house makes sense. Usually suburbs are named after what they removed when build, like Willow Brook, Whispering Pines, Fox Run, or Prairie View.

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  9. A great house, in a great location! Great photos and interesting info. Really nice post Grace.

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  10. Uma bela casa e com uma vista fantástica para o rio.
    Um abraço continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  11. What a great place to live, Grace !

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  12. I hadn't heard of Gallop House yet Grace. Dalkeith is a magnificent suburb, just wish I had the money to buy a house with a view like that!

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  13. Hehe, I would´ve probably run, seeing there is someone home, Grace ;-)
    Aw, yes, if I had the money I had a verandah, too. Such a beatuiful house!

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  14. Looks fantastic and the colour of that sky is a wonderful blue.

    All the best Jan

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