A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Reality Check

There have just been too many pretty beach photos of late, so despite the fact that I've been threatened with a horrible end if I publish any more boring Nambour photos, I've taken my life in my hands just for today to bring you this one!

With it's patchwork roads, and disused cane tram lines running through town, it's hard to believe that it's just a few kilometres from the beach. The Sugar Mill was closed in 2003, and some say the heart was ripped out of the town, although by many other benchmarks that wasn't the case, unless of course one happened to be from a family who lost employment in the industry.

For the curious among us, here's a link to a video from YouTube, recalling those glory days of not so long ago, when steam and soot and industrial noises made their way romantically through the heart of town! The video is credited to Ken McHugh.


Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia


Lois said...

I like that picture! It feels like I am riding on those tracks when I look at it.

Julie said...

I remember a visit to Nambour prior to the closure - way prior, like about 1968 - and the smell in the streets was enough to make me ill! I even went on a tour of the mill where it certainly did not get better!

I think I like this quiet town ...

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