Beautiful blooms in a beautiful building

Hobart's beautiful heritage Town Hall

Hobart’s beautiful heritage Town Hall

Hobart is the capital city of Tasmania but it still has the laid-back rural charm of a country town. Today is Sunday and almost all the shops are shut. A few people are wandering around. Clusters of young people gather in the park. It feels relaxed and stress free.

The sun is shining again.

This is the Town Hall a beautiful Georgian sandstone building that  was opened in 1866 it symbolised the hope of future greatness for the city.

Wow it is free

Wow it is free

I am a passionate gardener and love flowers and all things horticultural so of course we have to go in to see this…

OK let's go...

OK let’s go…

Entrance to the Town Hall

Entrance to the Town Hall

Rich, sumptious carpet. What a grand entrance

Rich, sumptuous carpet. What a grand entrance

Pots of chrysanthemums decorate the stair well

Pots of chrysanthemums decorate the stair well

. A taste of what was to come.Massed chrysanths as you entered

. A taste of what was to come.Massed chrysanths as you entered

What a magnificent setting for the flowers

What a magnificent setting for the flowers

 How did they choose this one from all the perfect exhibits?Grand champion bloom

How did they choose this one from all the perfect exhibits?Grand champion bloom

Blue ribbon champion

Blue ribbon champion

For 2 hours we were immersed in the beautiful world of flowers. The Rotary Club supplied delicious fresh sandwiches and scones still warm from the oven with a cup of tea that we enjoyed for lunch at the very reasonable total price of $16. A lovely end to the outing.

We had come over on the local bus and were very happy to find they still have senior day passes. So for $3-20 we could come and go all day around Hobart. But now it was time to head back home and take the dogs for their walk.

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  3. Wonderful! All that beautiful colour made my day! 😀

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  4. Stunning! Now if only crysanthemums smelled a bit better 😉

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  5. I wish I was there. the flowers are gorgeous! 🙂

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    • I grew chrysanths in New Zealand and loved them, but they don’t like the humidity of Queensland so just have to admire them in other places

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  6. I think they must have known you were coming and put together a flower show. 😉 Beautiful flowers! That Grand Champion is pretty spectacular.

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    • I was so lucky, rght place at the right time…
      That Grand Champion was huge almost as big as a persons head

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  7. The blue & white ceiling is sumptuous…..love it, & the gorgeous flowers, too. thank you for taking me there with your photos!

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    • Thank you for your comment, I just was blown away at the beautifully decorated room and the flowers.Those are only a few of the photos I took

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  8. So pleased that you are enjoying Hobart. Beautiful city! I’m also pleased that you are having a spell of good weather! I remember sweltering in the Botanic gardens one day and freezing on Mt Wellington the next! Am enjoying your photography and words- keep up the good work!

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    • Hi Al good to hear from you. We went up Mt Wellingto on Monday and I have spent today drooling my way around the Botanic Gardens, the autumn colours are superb. Photos coming soon…

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  9. Such lovely flowers! Thanks so much! Looks like lovely weather, too . . . ~ Linne

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  10. The building is lovely and the flowers are lovely! I’m so glad that you two are sharing your journey with us! z

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  11. What a wonderful Sunday! i’m so glad you are enjoying your time there but more-so I am glad you are sharing it with us 🙂

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  12. Fantastic post it showes it all beautifully.

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