Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 3 of 3)

At the Tesselaar Tulip Festival there was more on than just tulips…there was some art too…these were my favourites:

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There was also clog dancing in full costume:

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An old timey pipe organ raising money for charity:

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Display and workshops on how to make wooden tulips:

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And of course there were windmills tucked away everywhere:

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

 

 

 

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Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 2 of 3)

 

I loved seeing the tulips blooming all throughout the farm. Shows that spring is truly here!

These were some more images I managed to capture with my iphone, of some other favourites I came across which I couldn’t identify due to lack of signage or the like…

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Then you have the fields of tulips which are just so eye catching and beautiful you almost feel like you are in Holland…except for all the people taking selfies in the middle of the fields 😉

 

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 1 of 3)

 

Every spring for 4 weeks the Tesselaar Tulip Festival happens in Silvan (country Victoria, Australia).

This year I went during the Dutch Weekend (I mean they are known for their tulips no).  They had transformed the tulip farm into a mini-Holland with food, costumes, folk dancing, barrel organ music, market stalls, windmills, games and historical displays.  There was also sculptures among the tulips from artists around the country.  The festival runs for two more weeks and for more information see here: http://www.tulipfestival.com.au

These were my favourite tulips which I remember the name of:

 

The “precocious” 

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The “high roller” 

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The “gavota” 

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The “poppy”

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

 

 

 

Spirit of Place: Rippon Lea Estate (Grounds Of Mansion)

First part of my post on Rippon Lea is here:
https://setjataset.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/spirit-of-place-rippon-lea-estate-inside-the-mansion/

The grounds of Rippon Lea are immaculately kept and are quite serene and lovely whilst also containing lots of plants and trees which are heritage listed also.

Outside the mansion and on the grounds:

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

 

 

 

Spirit of Place: Rippon Lea Estate (Inside The Mansion)

To say I am obsessed with the late 1800’s and early 1900’s is an understatement as I adore the fashion, decor, music and the social graces of life back then. So as a belated birthday gift I spent a few weekends ago at the heritage trust estate called Ripponlea.  I was there to peruse the Miss Fisher costume exhibit (details here: http://missfisherexhibition.com.au/) as some of the scenes for this 1920’s themed tv show was shot there.

Rippon Lea was built in the late 1800’s and was a family home to two families who lived on the estate for over 100 years, until it was donated to the National Trust, to protect it when the last owner passed in the 1970’s.  Its style is in the Victorian Italiante, which was popular during the gold rush boom happening in the state at its construction.

Inside the mansion:

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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015