Silverton – Part Three
Here is the third part of our trip in and around Silverton. This may be the last one on this town. I took enough photographs to keep going but it may just get boring… So here goes…
School and Churches
Like all good towns Silverton had a school house and more than one church. The restored buildings still stand proudly in the sparse streets. The old school is packed (perhaps a little too much) with old books and desks crammed side by side. It looks not unlike some of the older school buildings that were around when I was a kid actually.
Silverton, like every Australian town built in the same era, had several places of worship. Here are a couple of examples that still stand. Note the old VW Beetle framed by St. Carthage catholic church. Someone must have picked up a job lot of those cars and dropped them off in Silverton.
I think this next building is (was) the Presbyterian church. It looks like it is being restored to its former glory.
Art and Artistic cars
Old Volkswagen Beetles seem to be a theme around Silverton these days. There are several positioned about the town. They have probably been there quite some time of course. These are the old original model/shape…
There are plenty of art galleries around here too. Like Broken Hill. Again I am not sure why that should be apart from the obvious thing. The scenery is probably inspiring to artists, just as it is to the non-artists like myself. Simple really!
Outside one of the art galleries (that we never entered) was this statue of the infamous outlaw Ned Kelly. Only I doubt he would have gone along with all this coronavirus bullshit and wore a mask when told to do so by some idiot politician. Still Dani found it funny. The thing I find funny about anything showing Ned Kelly in that homemade helmet is whenever I see a representation of it I can’t get that awful film out of my mind; the one where Mick Jagger played Kelly – or tried to play the part more like! What a dreadful acting performance that was! Funny how things like that really stick in your mind eh? Great singer, songwriter and stage performer but a garbage actor!
So that – along with parts one and two – was Silverton, the original outback town. I hope you enjoyed reading about it and seeing the pictures.