Lingering Look at Windows : From the summit of Mount Wellington

We are back….

What a week it has been. The dogs packed their winter woollies and went to stay with our friend Henny and her dogs so we could hire a car and explore this south-east corner of Tasmania.

How lucky we were because after a few days of rain, last Saturday dawned clear and sunny. Mount Wellington smiled down on Hobart. A perfect day for a drive to the summit. In our first week here Kimbra, a friend, took us up the 1270 metres to the top of the mountain, but when we reached the summit the clouds had drifted in and though it was very atmospheric the view was non-existent. (See the post about that day here)

What a difference the sun makes. It was stunning. What a perfect opportunity to showcase the views through the windows of the beautiful purpose-built building at the summit.

Jack taking photos

Jack taking photos


On a clear day you can see for ever

On a clear day you can see for ever


The beautiful city of Hobart nestled in the valley on the banks of the River Derwent

The beautiful city of Hobart nestled in the valley on the banks of the River Derwent. The 2 beaches in the top right corner are “our” beaches. Bellerive is on the left and Howrah on the right, these are the beaches I walk the dogs along.

Mt Wellington summit


Mt Wellington summit


Mt Wellington summit


The widows were very clean and I wondered who had the contract to keep them that way.

The widows were very clean and I wondered who had the contract to keep them that way.

Mt Wellington summit


The Pinnacle, the very top of the mountain

The Pinnacle, the very top of the mountain, surrounded by the alpine shrubs and rock.


Mt Wellington summit

So this was the start of our week. We looked up and saw that Mount Wellington offered fine weather and we weren’t disappointed.


Each week on Thursday Dawn of “the day after” asks that we post photos of windows we have come across. Having this weekly challenge opens your eyes to the amazing type and style of windows you can find. See what you can find, you may like to show them off in this challenge


This last week confirmed our opinion of Tasmania. It is interesting, distances are easily covered and a lot can be fitted into each day and it is incredibly photogenic. Over the next few days I will sort through the hundreds of photos and take you on a journey with us through this corner of Tasmania.

I can hardly believe that we only have 4 more days before we fly back to the Gold coast, and 8 weeks have flown by.


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20 thoughts on “Lingering Look at Windows : From the summit of Mount Wellington

  1. It is wonderful to visit natures spectacular tourist locations but what is really beautiful is to appreciate the less outstanding beauty. You have captured the spectacular here and done it justice.


  2. Wow! I can’t say anymore because I am speechless. All I can say is “Wow”.


  3. Joan and Terry Watson

    The photos are so clear, I could not get over it.


  4. poppytump

    PP ! You’ve really giev us a view there . It really does look a great place with such contrasts .
    Nice to see your local dog walking beaches 😉


    • Those beaches are so popular with the dog owning people it is a very social outing for the dogs each day. Lots of messages left and checked each day too


  5. What an amazing place – and brilliant for the ‘windows’ challenge! 😀


  6. I’ve always wanted to go there. Someday. Thanks for the photos.


  7. What a fascinating post! Gorgeous scenery and photos. Looking forward to more!


  8. Fantastic shots, Pommepal. I so enjoyed seeing these views. 🙂


  9. Now that’s what I call a view! Superb shots and what a very beautiful building you’ve captured too. 🙂
    I’ll never make it to that part of the world so many thanks for sharing.


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