STILL LEARNING // Coal Creek, Australia

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES Cabin fever set in the other day. Unfortunately, winter weather and being in regional Victoria on a budget leaves one with little to do when they want to leave the house. On a whim – or was it sheer desperation? – Chris and I ventured over to a neighbouring town to wander around Coal Creek. Essentially the historical remnants of a mining town, the village is free entry and provides some interesting history of the area.

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I was also eager to test out my camera again. I am still getting used to it all, so unfortunately none of these photos turned out as well as I had hoped! All well, I still have two more weeks to practice before Europe.

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The village was incredibly quiet. I think we saw two other visitors and the maintenance man. Nonetheless, we trudged around in the mud to peek into old shops, churches and houses. It is a bit of a shame that the village has become so quiet. I remember coming here through primary school and having a fantastic time! But then again, the perspective of my seven-year-old self would have been very different!

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Are these things even politically correct?

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESDespite the apparent decline of this little touristy location, it was great to simply get outdoors and even learn a little bit about local history. I also like to think of it as practice for the copious amount of sightseeing that will be sure to occupy much of my time in Europe. No one wants a blurry photo of a majestic castle!

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SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES– Reanna.

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