Tuesday Travels. . Ararat, Victoria


On our recent travels in Victoria, before restrictions were enforced again, one of the towns we visited was Ararat.  We were on our way to the wineries in that part of the world. We had stopped in Ararat for the night and had time to have a wander around the town before dinner.  There are certainly some imposing buildings. The Shire Hall and the City Hall.

There was also an imposing war memorial, and its surrounds had been partly power washed in  readiness for Anzac Day.  Each side of the memorial depicted a different scene.

The local Catholic school certainly had some imposing buildings.

One of the things that caught my eye was this parking meter, certainly a good way to attract more people to the centre of the town after the difficulties of lockdown and the disastrous results for businesses.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. bookgrrl says:

    I lived in Ararat many years ago, and attended that school!

    1. suth2 says:

      It must have quite a history. There were some newer buildings as well. Did you have classes in this part of the school?

      1. bookgrrl says:

        The ground floor rooms on the left were where my Year 7 classes were held. Some of the rooms at the top were textiles classes, but parts of the building were also the convent and the nuns living areas!

        1. suth2 says:

          I wonder how many nuns are still in Ararat.

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