I went exploring where I probably shouldn’t have been exploring today.
And I turned a corner where I probably shouldn’t have turned a corner.
But look what was waiting …
I nearly missed it through the cracked windows.
Bathurst was at her colourful best this afternoon …
… and this is one of my favourite little precincts.
It’s the area behind the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, a beautiful building built in 1876 which housed the original Bathurst Public School.
Thesedays it’s home to the internationally renowned Somerville Collection and the main headquarters of Bathurst’s resident pidgeon population.
Warren Somerville spent a lifetime building up one of the world’s leading private collections of fossils and minerals.
And then he donated it to Bathurst.
As you do 🙂
It’s gobsmacking. Not just the extent of the collection but the fit-out of the museum itself is stunning. But that’s not for today. Because today we’re outside … enjoying some sunshine
… strolling in amongst these old buildings of red brick, so typical of their time.
Taking in the angles and the lines and the textures.
On the lookout for bomber pidgeons ready to drop their load.
… stealing away for just a little while.
… catching the last of the sun on a cold winter’s day.