TIME STANDS STILL IN STUNNING, AUTHENTIC ROSS, TASMANIA

MY BREATH TOOK A STAND STILL WHEN I SPOTTED THIS VERY ENGLISH OLD BRIDGE, Ross Bridge on the Macquarie River (An Arch Bridge)

AS YOU ENTER THE AMAZING TOWN OF ROSS, JUST AN HOUR & A BIT NORTH OF HOBART

We pulled in to this quaint yet tourist bussling town of Ross – an ambience & reminder of England & old time Tassie combined; stone buildings surrounded us and authentic reminders of the yester year were everywhere !

Our Motorhomes seemed a bit out of place !

So many styles of homes everywhere, yet all matched the history & life from then & now – if only the walls could talk.  It really is a picture!

This Georgian Home is certainly a stunner – make it my home any day …

HISTORY OF ROSS:

Ross is an historic town in the Midlands of the state ofTasmania in Australia. On the Macquarie River, Ross is located 78 km south of Launceston and 117 km north of Hobart. The town is listed on the Register of the National Estate and is noted for its historic bridge, original sandstone buildings and convicthistory.

Ross, Tasmania – Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross,_Tasmania

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This one caught my eye as we made our way up the hill to the Wool Centre & Museum. (See images down further)

You look up every street to find even more authentic stone homes – some are old timers renovated & some are new built to lend to the overall town feel.

AN INTERESTING HERITAGE TOWN MAP

I couldn’t resist as we walked the streets to nosey over and take a photo of this one.  Would have loved to peek over the fence but didn’t feel it was right or if there was a huge watch dog to greet me !!!  But it must have been one of the originals – love to know more !!

Walking up the hill on the left this one definitely made me look.  I took this photo so my hubby could replicate it in a few years when we settle again.  Small but full of character – would do me fine.  I love their use of stone as features and the back extension – just gives it the perfect look!  Even the timber fence is new built to look old !

Love how they have kept the old fence standing – what a charming street – something you see in the movies.

‘Couldn’t resist taking this shot inside the toilet of the Bakery/Restaurant – they even take pride in the Rest Rooms 🙂

Right at the end of the street on the right sitting pride of place at the top of the hill is this magnificent structure of the Uniting Church.  Tasmanians take so much pride in their industry of timber – it is open to the public, as so many chruches are here, just like in old times.  We walked in to be amazed by the workmanship inside.  See all images below & note the different uses of timber as seen on one image of the floor boards.  They have used Huon Pine, Blackwood, Myrtle, & Tasmanian Oak.  Everything was authentic & well maintained.

There were 4 churches in this little town & obviously well used ones too!

Looking down the street from the Museum !

THE WOOL CENTRE & MUSEUM

My brother, being the gentleman he is, greets the soldier !!

Even the Post Office is of age & history …

Very English – & why not – they did discover & settle this place !

 

I love this sign on the timber recycled door !  This is the type of door our Sandi Hands Sanding Gloves love to work on – it is able to get into those tight & curved places where ordinary sandpaper sheets becomes a ripping problem !

I could walk these streets for days on end just going into all the recycle & craft stores dotted everywhere.  Trouble is I don’t have a semi-trailer to tow to accommodate what I would love to take home with me !! 

We love this place so much, we are going to return there on this trip in a few weeks.

 Stay tuned for some more interesting facts about Ross, Tasmania.