Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Budapest statue

Every second Monday, I post a photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object.  I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

If you guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow up post, when the answer is revealed. Comments will be released on alternate Monday (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for latecomers.

The Mystery Photo this week comes from Philip Duck whose blog you can find here. Many thanks, to Philip, for the kind use of his photo.

Can you guess the location of the following photo, or a fact about the structure?

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Last Time on Monday Mystery Photo

Arundhati from the blog Travel Tales of a Dippy Dotty Girl,  had us all thinking hard about the location for her submission featured previously on Monday Mystery Photo! Remember this one :-

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 Here is what Arundhati had to say about the statue and its location:

“The Ronald Reagan statue in Budapest stands in Liberty Square as a token of the Hungarians’ appreciation of the man who brought the Cold War to an end and effectively liberated Hungary from the clutches of the Soviet empire.”

Did you guess correctly? It was a little deceptive!

Here are the winners for this round:-

Alejandro and Drake knew precisely the location

https://chiefwritingwolf.com/

https://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/

Whilst Mel and Suan offered a regional answer

https://travelingmatters.net/

and Lorelle when pressed, was also correct with the country!!

https://amindfultraveler.com/

Well done, Guys! Good luck this week. Comment below to post a guess.

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Monday Mystery Photo – Last Time New Zealand

Every second Monday, I post a photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object. 

I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

The Mystery Photo, this week, comes from Arundhati and you’ll find her at the awesome blog: Thetravellingdiaryofadippydottygirl

Thanks so much for a great photo to make us ponder about.  And here we are continuing with another statue theme, this week.

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Can you guess its location; do you know who it depicts or why?

If you do guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow up post, when the answer is revealed.

Comments will be released in the intervening Monday (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for latecomers. If you have a travel photo you would like featured on Monday Mystery, please leave a comment or contact me on my email which you will find on the Contact page. You can find my email by hovering over my Gravatar and viewing my Profile information.

 

Previous Monday Mystery Photo

Ineke from iscrap2 supplied us with a great challenge this time, to determine the location for the following statue.  Some readers thought it was a European  Statue, or even Icelandic, and I have to admit, this one was quite a tricky location, but if you have been following my blog posts recently, you would have found a clue there. 

The statue is actually located in the Hutt Valley, north of Wellington, New Zealand. Ineke tells us about the location of the statue –

“It stood in front of the Upper Hutt station since 1979,
called the Maternity statue, depicting a mother and two children.

The station walkway has been completed the end of last year. The statue has been moved southwards to a new area and is more visible to pedestrians and motorists.” -Ineke

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The clue for the location of the photo, is that it is also the subject of the logo for a poetry challenge which runs once a month for six months on Our blogs: Iscrap2 and Something to Ponder About.

A and I Poetry Challenge

Join in, if you wish! It is something you could ponder about.

Information on the challenge can be found here

 

‘Moore’ Meanderings at Linville

Being a winter girl, a summer drive through Australia’s back roads isn’t always pleasant for me, living as I do in a humid sub-tropical part of the globe, but I have to admit I discovered the Linville – Moore region of the Esk county, in Southern Queensland did have a particular provincial charm.

Linville, itself, boasts a Pub and a general store, in addition to a camping ground and a vague attempt at a historic railway exhibit, but this too simply adds to the relaxing country appeal of a laid back rural lifestyle.

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Historic Linville Hotel

Situated a 90 minute drive, north west from Brisbane, the Esk shire had a rich history of timber getting and cattle grazing. Veteran soldiers returning from World War I established small dairy farms in the surrounding areas, many of which have folded, following the deregulation of the dairy industry in the late 20th century.

In 1910, the Brisbane Valley railway line was extended to Linville, from Toogoolawah. It must have been a big event when the railway branch line opened and dignitaries boarded the train that took them from here to the Pinkenba docks in Brisbane, 140 kilometres away.

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The golden times have long gone for this small country town. The rail line was closed in the 1950’s and the station has suffered the ravages of time and neglect.

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The station master’s office contains several historic photos and memorabilia, but unfortunately it was locked when we visited and we could only peer inside through the window.
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The railway carriages are unlocked and free to enter, but as charming as they are, they too, are in complete disrepair. They might just be awaiting a philanthropic entrepreneur to renovate them into a fashionable Air B &B?

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Looking inside you can get a taste of rail travel of yesteryear. Beautiful leather seats and ornate plaster ceilings must have made for a luxurious alternative to a Horse and Jinker.

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The old rails has now been removed but the track itself remains now as a cleared, cycle or walking path. Cyclists can access a level 23 km run north to the town of Blackbutt but those on foot can take the path in the opposite direction of 7 kilometres to nearby ‘Moore’ township.

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The major waterway in the area, the Brisbane river, follows parts of the track, as it begins its winding course, meandering its way to Brisbane proper, finally spilling out into the sea, at Moreton Bay.

Due to recent good summer rainfalls, the vehicular causeway over the river was only just passable.

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Before leaving Linville, you might enjoy 100 years of history over a meal of very decent pub grub, moderately priced at around $15 for a Burger with chips.

Word has it that you can even stay the night at the historical pub, if you wish.

 

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Accommodation at the Linville Hotel will set you back $40, a night, if you chose to linger longer. Nighttime entertainment includes a game of pool, playing the piano or checking out the unique jukebox.

Or perhaps take in some more refreshments in the bar with the locals. Yes that label is fair dinkum!! Don’t let the chainsaw or the Port’s label, put you off!

 

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MOORE

Strolling down the ex-railway track for  seven kilometres, you will arrive at the town of Moore. In the main street you will find a lovely gallery cafe.

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The Old Church Gallery on Linville Road has a friendly buzz is evident with the owner operator enthusiastically welcoming visitors to her garden verandah cafe.

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The  menu for Lunch is centred on organic healthy cuisine, such as Cauliflower salad and Zucchini soup. There is plunger coffee, served individually to your table, according to taste, as well as infusions of loose leaf tea, and mouth-watering home made cakes, served with custard and figs, at prices that won’t blow your budget.

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Plus you will find many interesting curios and artifacts from bygone times.

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Home to Mackenzie fabrics, the adjoining Gallery contains a diverse range of arts, crafts, gifts and jewellery at moderate prices.

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The Old Church Gallery is located at 35 Linville Road, Moore and is open from 11 am – 4pm, Thursday to Sunday, and will happily caters for Groups. Word has it a craft group has started up in Linville and they will also meet up at the cafe.

Access for disabled and Dogs are welcome in the courtyard. Always a bonus for dog lovers.

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Moore and Linville’s Heritage Railway Walking trail make a delightful day trip to Ponder About and most suitable for Jo’s Monday Walks

Thanks goes to Ben and Nina for introducing us to the Linville area.

Monday Mystery Photo – Last time Barcelona

Every second Monday, I post a photo of a ‘mystery’ location, and sometimes a mystery object. 

I invite you to leave a comment if you think you know the location, or what the mystery object might be.

The Mystery photo this week comes from Ineke from the blog Iscrap2. 

 

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Many thanks to Ineke for the use of her photo, which is also the feature logo for our joint Poetry Challenge which you are welcome to join and can read about here.

Ineke and I are jointly hosting the challenge from March until August on our respective blogs. We would love for you to join in.

Can you guess the location?

If you do guess correctly, I will link back to your blog in the follow up post, when the answer is revealed.

 

Comments will be released in the intervening Monday (Australian E.S.T.), so as not to spoil the fun for latecomers. If you have a travel photo, you would like featured on Monday Mystery, please leave a comment or contact me on my email which you will find on the Contact page. You can find my email by hovering over my Gravatar and viewing my Profile information.

 

Previous Monday Mystery Photo

 

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The photograph from the previous Monday Mystery Post, which you’ll find here, comes from Lorelle of the blog,  A Mindful Traveller.

Lorelle tells me it is in Parke Guell, in Barcelona, Spain. It is one of Antoni Gaudi’s famous works. Did you guess correctly?

These bloggers did. Well done, people.

ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/

leggypeggy.com/

chiefwritingwolf.com/

thesnowmeltssomewhere.wordpress.com/

 

Something to Ponder About

 

 

WPC – Out of this World

Something that is Out of this World

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but very much edible. The biggest cotton candy I’ve ever seen…. Or

if you are Australian: Fairy Floss

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Iceland’s most Haunted House

Also Out of this World. Abandoned, unforgiving, and definitely haunted, according to my friends who tried to stay the night here where they experienced an out of this world happening, during their overnight stay in this abandoned house.

Something ‘spooky’ To Ponder About

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