Just Knock On This Door In Culcairn
I shot these images during a long drive into the Outback last weekend. I travelled from my home in Melbourne to Temora in New South Wales and when I drove through this little bush town called Culcairn, I figured I had to make a five-minute stop to take some shots before getting back on the highway.
It was one of those photography trips where the landscape dictated my driving schedule. See an interesting fog? Pull over and take some shots. Great rural landscape? Pull over and take some shots. Rusty old windmill? Pull over and ... yup, you get the idea.
Culcairn has a listed population of about 1400 and is slap-bang in the lush Riverina area of New South Wales. This door is the entrance to the Hotel Culcairn, which was built in 1891 and still sports Heritage colours of burgundy, green and cream.
The "iron lace" (called "wrought iron" in other parts of the world) is fairly typical of Colonial-era buildings around the world - but this view (below) reminded me of a metal snowflake.
And just in case you've forgotten, this is our winter here in Australia. Yes, you may be shedding your warm clothes in the rest of the world, but as you'll see from the bare branches of this tree in front of the hotel (below) it is most definitely our coldest part of the year.
But, as you'd expect in Australia, the hospitality is extremely warm.
For earlier posts in this series, check out The Doors Archive.