Friday, February 24, 2006

The Royal Canberra Show

I know that when you see these photos taken at the Canberra Show today, it will come as a complete surprise to know that I come from a farming background ... lol.





















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12 comments:

Abandoned in Pasadena said...

Those pictures are just great...I'm glad you posted them.

No, I wasn't surprised that you came from a farming background because I looked at ALL of your flicker pictures one day and surmised that you must lived on a big australian ranch and maybe raised prized bulls. That was just an assumption, on my part.

(I just left and came back.) I just viewed all of your Royal Canberra Show pictures on flicker. I must say that it is quite a gathering of livestock! I have never see the cattle with the white stripe around them in the US...but of course I haven't seen everything. But what I mean is, that they aren't your ordinary cows.

Very lovely post, in pictures.

judypatooote said...

Looks like everyone is having a good time........i love going to fairs........

Sandy said...

Camels?

Alice said...

Sandy - you know we've had a drought. All that dryness must have fooled the camels into thinking this was home...lol. I don't really know why the camels were there; not sure if they were the ones that normally live on a farm just outside Canberra. Actually, I've heard that there are thousands of camels just roaming wild through Central Australia. They are the descendants of the Afghan Camel Trains that used to operate in that area many, many years ago.

Kerri said...

I was here earlier Alice and got distracted with your archives. Lots of interesting stuff!
Don't they clean those cattle up beautifully? How nice it'd be if they always looked so sleek and shiny. Beautiful photos. Did you enjoy the show as much as Bungendore? Looks like an interesting way to spend a day.

jellyhead said...

Wow, Alice, you must have a special photography gene. Your photos are always so vivid, balanced, clear.

Hope you enjoyed the show.

OldRoses said...

What fun! I haven't been to a fair in years. I grew up in farm country. I used to love the fairs. Thanks for sharing. Your photos are gorgeous.

Takoma Gardener said...

thanks for the show; I feel like I'm there. Susan

ms*robyn said...

Alice, I just love the photos of the show. Shows sure have changed over the years. Did you have a dagwood dog on a stick and some fairy floss?

Alice said...

Ms Robyn - no I didn't, but I'm sure a Dagwood Dog and Fairy Floss would have been tastier than the kebab & salad in a roll that I did have. Didn't actually see any fairy floss; perhaps it was all in sideshow alley and I only popped in their long enough to take a couple of photos, not to sample the wares.

Kerri - sorry we couldn't find any more Holsteins, but this isn't a dairying area.

susan said...

Looks like a beautiful day to be outside enjoying the show. Maybe sometime you could tell us the history of the Afghan Camel Trains? Thanks for sharing the great pictures.

Maggie Ann said...

Alice, your pictures here are fabulous! And I appreciate it that I can click on them and get a full screen look at some too. I almost feel as if I've been on vacation to your wonderful country!