I'm Wayne Mullen. I've moved up from Sydney to Newcastle part time. I'm always amazed at how down outsiders can be about this city. I have a great time in Newcastle. I eat well, live near the beach and have great friends. I thought I'd use this blog to share my thoughts about photographs, art and events around town!
The county seat of Weston County, this town of 3500 people is one of only a few towns along US 85 as it runs north and south through eastern Wyoming. Shown above are some street scenes, the county courthouse, a pretty nice mural, a historical marker (neat decapitations are the best), and finally the panorama that awaits just outside the city limits—and stretches on for many miles.
Photos taken September 29, 2010.
#VFKS: I had no idea there was a Newcastle in Wyoming. I must visit.
The baths and the beach… you forget how few trees Australian cities had, even within living memory. This matched with my recollection of Marrickville in Sydney in the 1970’s. I arrived from a drab London and was launched into technicolor Australia, in a suburb with heat haze, rusty roofs and pastel coloured terraces. The only trees were date palms.
One of the things that attracted me to Newcastle many, many years ago, was its skyline, its Cathedral prominent, which made the city resemble a British Cathedral town.
I have to admit I am pleased that the Government has reduced the heights on the proposed CBD towers. I thought 20 stories on the DJs car park site far far too tall and greedy.
That said the Government tweaking rules for its own advangage (in the form of Urban Growth NSW) when all previous developers have been made to conform to a different set of standards leaves a particularly sour taste about how politics works in our city and our state.