Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Great Stupa, Victoria. Australia.

The Great Stupa will be the largest Buddhist Monument constructed in the Western World when finished. It will be the final home for the largest gem quality Jade Buddah in the World.
This building is not far from Bendigo in the State of Victoria.

We came across the sign at Myers Flats as we were driving through on our first day travelling and headed to see what it was.

Had breakfast at Kyneton, Victoria instead of having it on the ship, not enough time!
This stop over was most welcome as it was a chance to have a good walk around.
Horse races are held at Kyneton - they are racing at Kyneton!  So the commentator says..

These first 4 photos were taken with my phone camera.


The Great Stupa


Starving we were, so this small cafe was very welcome on the cold, foggy, wet morning after driving off the boat some distance.  Of course a wrong turn was taken just out of Melbourne and somehow we ended up behind Tullamarine Airport, Melbourne.  However the mistake was soon rectified and off we went.


 
To the left which we can't see was a big fire that helped to keep us warm.






The Hotel in Kyneton, Victoria.



Once a Bank, now flats.


The post Office.


Not much happening here.

33 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Wonderful photos, Margaret. Loved the first building shot.

VENTANA DE FOTO said...

Great story . I liked much the buildings the first and last picture .

Kisses

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Are you still on your trip?

Andrew said...

The temple? will be amazing when it is completed. I am trying to think if I have been to Kyneton as it looks familiar but then so many country towns look like this.

Ela said...

Gorgeous shots !! These buildings are beautiful !!
Greetings

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

what phun wanderings (and shots)

The Yum List said...

Back to civilisation!

Elephant's Child said...

Love that bank conversion.
So many religious buildings are big. Very big. Would love to see the jade Buddha.

Merlesworld said...

It looks wet and cold but then that's Melbourne for you.
That is a very unusual building.
Merle............

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Great photos, cold and wet is what it is like here today

River said...

I wonder how different Kyneton is now, from the sixties, when Aussie author Kerry Cue lived there and her father was the Police Sergeant.
The Great Stupa is very, very white!
I like the old Kyneton buildings.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Thanks. The first photo turned out alright I thought. It's a large building.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

The last building has me wondering, does anyone live there as an example..

Margaret-whiteangel said...

No. Home.
As i said a few times, i will post/blog more photos and news of our holiday when i got home.
I guess with your poor eyesight you may have missed those posts..:)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

I don't know if it's a temple...i didn't see when i researched it, could have missed it.
You are right, many towns look similar because they were probably all inhabited about the same time...

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Thank you Ela..they are not that old but look oldish...

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Was fun, something different travelling Australia.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Yes home...

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Would be rather great to see the Jade Buddah...if we ever go past that way again will call in, hopefully it will be there..
That bank building was really lovely...

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Very unusual.
Was cold and dreary that morning...but that's winter some days...

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Oh dear but i guess you need rain.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Extremely white and i wonder how long it will stay like that.
I had not been there before to Kyneton but i guess it hasn't changed that much..

Terra said...

I like the architecture of the brick buildings. I wonder if the buddha is a new one or an old one.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

The Budda i suppose will be a replica of the original one but in Jade.

Huggybear said...

Yes - Margaret.
All the Buddhist temples world wide have replicas of the Golden Buddha in the Wat Traimit Temple near the Royal Palaces in Bangkok.
This Wat in BKK is open at times for tourists but I guess now with the security problems - World Wide - standing in a queue to be checked would be rather tiresome.
Such a pity as the Golden Buddha is really something to see.
Cheers
Colin

Margaret-whiteangel said...

The Gold Buddha must be wonderful to see. I expect you have viewed.
Security these days must be near enough a nightmare there..the queues forever long at busy times!

Huggybear said...

Yes - it is breathtakingly magnificent.
Yes with the security upgrade now - queues would be tiresome, but
that in this day and age is now the "NORM".
Colin

Linda said...

Lovely series of photos, Margaret. The sandwich you had looks simple but tasty. :)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Thanks Linda.
They were good as we were very hungry.

Wendy Barrett said...

A very interesting post Margaret! That Stupa looks amazing! You take great photos! I have been looking back through your blog and enjoying the photos you took on your trip. You certainly covered a lot of ground and it looks like you had a great time! It must be nice being home again too!

Lee said...

I'm confused....not an uncommon occurrence for me, I know...but I'm sure I called you "Janice" a couple of responses ago...because of the name on the photos. So please accept my apologies, Margaret. :)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Thank you Wendy.
Yes, it's good to be home.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

:) I tend to confuse some people Lee..
Yes, you did call me Janice, that is ok...you see that's my name and Margaret is my second name which I'm mostly known by.
I now put Janice on my photos due to various people buying my photos, a few travel websites link to my posts, some government bodies buy some of my photos for tourism.

I originally I had 'whiteangel' and when I discovered the links I decided that, that name wasn't appropriate. Once on the internet you never used your own name - these days one does.
I hope that helps with my name.