Images of a Big Island


12 Jun 2009 025-EditBlog If you are heading to Cradle Mountain, chances are you will pass through an area called the Middlesex Plains.
This is one of my favourite drives, great road and the scenery has a haunting beauty to it that is unique. Skeletons of trees killed long ago by extreme weather and fire, among other causes, stretch their ghostly limbs to the sky.
The human history of this area is littered with tales of hardship,loneliness, folly and bravery although there is little evidence of it these days.
I have tried to capture what this place feels like on a few occasions but so far it has eluded me, Its a place that needs time to get to know. These are a couple of attempts that hopefully gives an idea.
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3 responses

  1. ecomuseimages

    If memory serves me correctly (which it rarely does) there is a small deli or maybe a pub (i forget which) on the way with numerous images similar to these you have posted. Do you know the place?

    November 12, 2009 at 9:20 am

  2. Yes, it is no longer open. Acouple of big lodges, cabins and a shop just on the outskirts of the park now. Getting busy up there!

    November 12, 2009 at 10:11 am

    • ecomuseimages

      Progress hey!!

      November 12, 2009 at 10:29 am

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