Little Trip to Nairne

Characteristic building in Nairne

Characteristic building in Nairne

Yesterday, our friends John and Cheryl phoned us about 1.30pm and asked if we’d be interested in a little drive to Nairne for a coffee [Nairne is about 25kms away in the Adelaide Hills, but quickly reached via the freeway]. I decided to go for a bit of an outing and Spotrick stayed home for a snooze!
It was a very pleasant drive through dry-looking hills- things look much browner than any time previously that I can remember. Nairne had really dry parts just above the river, and the river consisted of smelly little pools only.
Dry hills

Dry hills

The town was fairly deserted- hardly a soul on the main street, although there was a cafe open and quite an extensive antique shop, where Cheryl bought an Indian corn measure. I liked the old wardrobes in there with crystal door handes, but it was impossible to get a photograph. Other interesting things were some marble-topped tables and heavy dining chairs covered in sheet tin or silver.
Old bits and pieces

Old bits and pieces


We later went to an old mill that had been converted into a three-storey house and I was thinking it ought to have been acquired for local artists and craft groups as a studio, because of it’s size and appearance, plus central location and beautiful big trees.
Old Albert Mill

Old Albert Mill

There were lots of cute little snippets of visual interest for me around the town- like lace curtains, old stonework, lavender and pressed decorative iron.
Red door

Red door

Lace curtains

Lace curtains

Stone and pressed iron

Stone and pressed iron

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