Photographs of city of Castlemaine -
by Rosemary Nissen-Wade
The historic Market building, now the Visitors' Information Centre
The streets are full of trees
Some lovely old houses are now in use as offices
The old shop buildings, featuring "iron lacework" are still used
There is lovely lead-lighting
Beautiful old doorways and arches
Many historic crafts still thrive in Castlemaine, as people
decorate well-preserved old homes in keeping with their era
Greetings, Friends. And happy Memorial Day weekend to those of you who live in the USA. I personally am looking forward to a barbecue with family on Monday. Memorial Day really is the unofficial beginning of summer here. Parades, picnics, barbecues abound.
Today we are featuring photographs by Rosemary Nissen-Wade. She says that Castlemaine is full of beautiful old buildings and includes for us this excerpt from Wikipedia: "Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, Australia, about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo. Castlemaine began as a gold rush boomtown in 1851 and developed into a major regional centre, being officially proclaimed a City on 4 December 1965, although since declining in population. It is home to many cultural institutions including the Theatre Royal, the oldest continuously operating theatre in mainland Australia." Thank you very much, Rosemary, for your photos which allow us to see Castlemaine through your eyes!
This past week was a wonderful week at Poets United. if you haven't read Sherry's interview of Jae Rose last Monday, DO take a look back! And nice to see SO many of you at Susan's prompt 'Picnic' at Midweek Motif last Wednesday. And Rosemary a delightful share for her I Wish I'd Written This feature. She shared a poem by Angie Walker who may be familiar to some of you, as she blogs at Angieinspired.
Tomorrow be sure to visit Poets United, as Sherry has a chat with a very long time participant in both Midweek Motif and Poetry Pantry. I always look forward to his poem each Sunday in the pantry...as this Aussie is always one of the very first to post. (No more clues, but DO come back!)
Susan's Midweek Motif prompt Wednesday is Parents, Guardians, Important Adults in the Lives of Children......if you want to get a head start writing to the topic.
With no further delay, let's share poetry today. Link your one poem below. Share a comment with us. And visit the poems of other poets who have posted. Check back throughout today and tomorrow for more poems to visit.