Not everyone has the opportunity to visit this part of the world, so I thought I would spend Fridays sharing it with you. I'm kicking off with a few photos of Eacham Memorial Park in Malanda. The park is a lovely spot for lunch, but what makes it for me are the buildings around it.
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|The Majestic Theatre|
The Majestic is the oldest continually operating picture theatre in Australia. It shows the latest movies, saving Tablelanders a bloody long trip down to Cairns. Malanda Theatre Company regularly performs musicals, comedies and musical comedies here. Their Sweeney Todd was a triumph!
|Local car mechanic|
|Produce store and opp shop|
|Malanda Post Office|
|'Looking Ahead': one of nine mosaics on the Malanda Art Trail|
The Malanda Art Trail includes a series of mosaics depicting life in and around Malanda. 'Looking Ahead' illustrates the work done by community groups, such as TREAT (Trees for the Evelyn and Atherton Tablelands), in revegetating cleared land, restoring riparian strips and planting wildlife corridors between forest fragments. I'll take you on the Trail in next Friday's post. In the meantime, you can read more about the mosaics here (PDF).
|Mosaic detail: Plants of the rainforest|
|Mosaic detail: Smoko for the workers|
|Mosaic detail: Planting and mulching|
|Mosaic detail: Portaloo|
|Malanda's CBD: What more do you need?|
The view from the Memorial Gates looking down English Street, half of Malanda's CBD. The town's population (if you include all the farms) is about 1,000 people, so that pub is pretty much the right size. Oh, yeah, it goes around the corner. A long way around the corner.