Olympus UK E-System User Group

Olympus UK E-System User Group (https://e-group.uk.net/forum/index.php)
-   Foto Fair (https://e-group.uk.net/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=21)
-   -   Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000 (https://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=51397)

griffljg 14th September 2019 02:33 AM

Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
In south-western Queensland at the eastern edge of the Simpson Desert is Birdsville. It usually has a population of about 140 people, but this number increases by anything up to around 9000 people during the first weekend in September when the Birdsville Races are held.

More here: http://www.thediamantina.com.au/birdsville and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birdsville

I (intentionally) visited Birdsville the week after the races. In my way into Birdsville I met a constant stream of 4x4 vehicles, most towing off-road caravans, which were coming from the direction of Birdsville.


https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...cfdb7b14_b.jpg

The iconic Birdsville Hotel. Anything that happens in Birdsville (except for the Races) happens here.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e966a49e_b.jpg

Across the road from the Birdsville Hotel is the airport.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...bc6c0f5e_b.jpg

Inside the pub at the Birdsville Hotel.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1d25bd70_b.jpg

Another view of the Birdsville Hotel



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a4e4a068_b.jpg

Lunch! I had already eaten most of the fish. You should have seen it before I started.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...1b0c43c4_b.jpg

There were still people in the pub. - Left over from the Races.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...987cb7da_b.jpg

Snuck in a quick shot when most of the 4x4 vehicles had been replaced by motorcycles.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...e3a63152_b.jpg

Strategically located aircraft parking right across the road from the pub.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a3c47031_b.jpg

There is a famous bakery there, but I didn't visit it.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c00f47a8_b.jpg

Ruins of the old Royal Hotel.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...59eb0a42_b.jpg

Ruins of the old Royal Hotel.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...d2db1fe2_b.jpg

Ruins of the old Royal Hotel.



https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...c35afcf9_b.jpg

The Cenotaph - Most Australian towns have one, but we'll make an exception for Betoota.

MJ224 14th September 2019 06:58 AM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Nice photos Larry. Love the pub and food shots, ...*chr

griffljg 14th September 2019 07:08 AM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by MJ224 (Post 489593)
Nice photos Larry. Love the pub and food shots, ...*chr

Thanks Mark.

Phill D 14th September 2019 08:17 AM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Yes it looks like a great pub, loads of character, nicely shot.

Keith-369 14th September 2019 11:06 AM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
A very good documentary, lovely photos too.

OM USer 14th September 2019 07:45 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Nicely done. That fish and chips looks good.

griffljg 14th September 2019 07:53 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by OM USer (Post 489624)
Nicely done. That fish and chips looks good.

Believe me, it was! Or maybe I was just very hungry. The wine wasn't too bad either. Amazing what you can find in the Outback.

Ross the fiddler 15th September 2019 02:09 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
A nice & informative series Larry. *yes

*chr

Jim Ford 15th September 2019 03:51 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by griffljg (Post 489590)
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...a4e4a068_b.jpg

Lunch! I had already eaten most of the fish. You should have seen it before I started.

Was it a whole barramundi then? ;)

Jim

TimP 15th September 2019 04:34 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
No tartare sauce? And what’s the funny green stuff??

Nice pics though, what gets raced BTW?

griffljg 15th September 2019 08:15 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Ford (Post 489668)
Was it a whole barramundi then? ;)

Jim

I think that it might have been 3 or 4 smaller ones. ;) That plate was FULL!

Ross the fiddler 15th September 2019 10:04 PM

Re: Birdsville - Population: Anything between 140 and 9000
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TimP (Post 489671)
No tartare sauce? And what’s the funny green stuff??

Nice pics though, what gets raced BTW?

Gotta have a little rabbit food 'cause it's supposed to 'healthy'. ;)

I must confess I tend to only add cucumber & tomatoes with fish & chips with my wife & daughter getting better salad ingredients together.

*chr


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:25 AM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger