The Blue Mountains, Australia

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  1. hewey

    hewey

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    So in October of last year, my wife and I bought our first house, in the Blue Mountains. We're about 2 hours west of Sydney, in Australia. I'll start with some pics of our house.

    It was built sometime in the 90s, which means it looks cute but doesnt have nasties like lead paint.
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    I'm lucky to have a wife who'll let me keep bikes in the loungeroom till I build a shed. The orange bike will be rebuilt and will stay on display.
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    Bush right up to the backyard
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    Friendly locals. Our Aussie possums are friendlier and cuter than their American cousins
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    Some old tin for the frontyard. '38 Chev ute cab and '39 Pontiac guards
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    This is a local lookout not far from us
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    To put the area into context, here's an aerial shot of Katoomba which is the largest town in the region
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    The 3 Sisters is arguably one of the most famous tourist sites, its to the right of the main town in the pic above if you look closely
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    And then there's places like Hanging Rock, which is only accessible by a 4 mile firetrail, so there's very few tourists
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    There's some gorgeous art deco buildings in Katoomba
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    There's an annual rockabilly festival each year which is a great event along the main street
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    And last weekend I was part of a launch of a street art gallery in a local laneway, with over 20 artists and some walls up to 3 storeys tall. I painted the signage for the fence at the entry to the laneway. More pics here:
    http://ratrodbikes.com/forum/index....street-art-laneway-gallery.92985/#post-919910
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  2. dryheatpanzer

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    Thats a great house and looks like a great place to live
     
  3. Walker

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    stunning.

    I was fortunate to visit Perth and Sydney but did not get to visit anything inland. You have a beautiful country!
     
  4. hewey

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    Thanks guys. I've always lived in daggy brick homes in suburbia on the fringe of Sydney, so moving into this place was awesome.
     
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    Wonderful post. Thanks!
     
  6. Rebel_56

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    Wow that's so beautiful out there
     
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  7. Shark Attack Dan

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    Love Katoomba. Great place to be in the winter time next to a fire. Awesome mountain biking too. Lucky you.
     
  8. Pushie Pirate

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    Love it up there, years ago my wife and I stayed at the Hydro Majestic
    magnificent building a very cool place to stay!
     
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  9. us56456712

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    Now I wanna go there
     
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  10. Jane says

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    Wow! Gorgeous house, bikes, old cars and art! Some of my favorite things. All that's missing is the beer :)
     
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  11. A.S.BOLTNUT

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    Great pic.s and very nice house , thanx for sharing. ....

    ~ Rafael ~
     
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