April 18: one of Bendigo's "landmarks", the fountain is in the middle of the Charing Cross intersection, which is really the main intersection of Bendigo. Many directions are given in Bendigo beginning with this structure as a locator: "so, once you get to the fountain, from there you..."
April today's my brother's birthday, and we're having lunch at the Donnybrook Hotel, just north of the outskirts of Melbourne. I've never had a meal here that disappointed me.
April 1: I've taken pictures of this old, disused church, inside and out, before. It's locked up, and inside hardly looks church-like anymore, or it didn't then. I don't know if it has a name, but it is the old church of the Bendigo cemetery.
April the CYC building is where we spent the last three days on camp. It's on the corner of Collins and King Streets and looks lovely from outside, but inside it's quite amazing.
April not the best picture of the ground I could get, but it's an interesting view. The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), affectionately known as "The G", is the Mecca of sport in Melbourne, and is rich in history of many sports.
April on day one of the urban camp with Kennington p. grade sixes we caught a ferry from downtown along the Yarra River to Spotswood, where we visited the Scienceworks museum. It was my first time there and I was impressed. The kids had a ball!
April 19: this is the back of the Bendigo Catholic Education Office, where I'm doing a Catholic teaching module. I've already featured the front of this building in the project, but it is a beautiful building, and the weather and lighting conditions were lovely for this photo.
April 17: this Maiden Gully house is on Maiden Gully Rd, right opposite the turn off to the Marist College. Though I'm unsure of the purpose, it's front yard is covered with a plethora of different characters. Whatever the reason, it got the house a guernsey in the project!
April 16: This old place at number 46 Sternberg St was almost certainly once a pub. It really is a lovely periodic building, but as you can see from the sign, out is now used as student accommodation. It's not far from the university, so that kind of makes sense...
April these are more buildings at Marist College, Maiden Gully. On the left you have rooms used for elective studies and studies other than numeracy and literacy. On the right are the staff room and administration office.
April 14: after placement tonight I realised I needed to do some grocery shopping, and as I drove down Olympic Parade to get to Kangaroo Flat shopping centre, I had to turn the car around to go back and get apicture of this place. It's old, certainly dilapidated, and though you might not be able to see it in this photo, the front door doesn't look like it shuts. I'm thinking that it's just a grazing paddock for the beautiful goats in the picture now. A lovely find...
April the Montagne Centre, three main building of the brand new Marist College, where I did my first day of secondary teaching placement today. And it was excellent.
April 12: the Sunday following Easter is Divine Mercy Sunday on the calendar of the Catholic Church. All over the world on this day there are devotions and prayers offered by millions of people for the prosperity of the world. At Holy Rosary parish in White Hills today we had an almost full church for a mass celebrated by Bishop Tomlinson, and the service of continuous reconciliation used by most attendees during the three hours I was there. All in all, a wonderful day...
April 11: well, it's not really a building, but it could be classified as a temporary structure, AND I'm not sure if I've used the Bendigo Farmers' Market (or part thereof) in the project already. One thing is for sure, and that's that this perspective has never been used yet. When I was crossing the road and viewed this, I just knew I had to take a shot.
Just in the last few days I posted a picture of my old house in King St, and tonight I find myself at the Golden Vine Hotel, right next door.