I lived in Hobart, Tasmania until I was 6 years old and my family moved to the Gold Coast, Queensland.
We go back to visit every few years and I absolutely love it. I have a real soft spot for anything old. Australia doesn’t really do old buildings as such, a couple of hundred years is the best you get. But on the Gold Coast most houses are post – 1970s. My suburb was mainly built in the last 20 years. Australia doesn’t do old much, but Elanora doesn’t do old at all. It’s all about rendering in fashionable shades of yellow and tall, metal fences.
So every time I’m back in Hobart, I love looking at the older houses. It’s just a totally different style and I absolutely love it. It turns out I’m a sucker for imperfections – I love overgrown gardens and peeling paint.
So here, for your viewing pleasure (or maybe just mine, I’m not quite sure) – cute houses!
Battery Point is a suburb right near the middle of town in Hobart – there’s a real concentration of beautiful houses and it’s a lovely place for a walk.