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Waiting, Waiting for the Cafe to Open

Keep your Distance

On Sunday we got to Montsalvat a little early.  We thought maybe the cafe would be open early, but it wasn’t, so we had about 20 minutes to kill.  Strangely there was still stuff to entertain us and that we could photograph.  This first one, I should have showed at the beginning.

This is the main entrance that you drive through when you arrive at Montsalvat.  From the start you know you are in for something different.

Here is another gate, I couldn’t resist the decorations, I don’t know if they were trying to tell me something.  Did you notice the one on the building.  I didn’t know Peacocks liked to sit on top of things.  The building on the left is the original entrance.  The little window is where you  paid.  Not the case anymore.  Shame, it is so cute, and the turnstile is also quite unique.

These geese were so nice.  They didn’t like us getting too close, but they didn’t mind us  taking photos of them.  They are very funny birds.  I love them a lot.

It would seem they were trying to get away from us here, unfortunately there wasn’t anywhere for them to go.  I liked catching the one taking a sip.  I think I have decided that I should take both cameras with me when I go so I can have the wide angle on one and the telephoto on the other, it would make it easier.

If you look at the one above, you can see more of the original entrance.

These gates stand very tall in the middle of the carpark.  They don’t ever need to open and are there purely for decoration.  They are all rusty, and quite beautiful.  Trying to get a photo of them was quite difficult.  I think this has worked well. What do you think?

The last image, a close up of one of the Peacocks.  I love the colour of them.  They are so beautiful.

Today’s post will see me get my 700 follower, well that may change, but it is lovely that so many people think my blog is worth following and so, thank you everyone.


  1. Such a beautiful photograph of the peacock – and the one of them sitting on the fence is a classic.

    May 23, 2012
    • I really like the one of them on the fence. Hysterical, no idea why they want to be there. 🙂

      May 24, 2012
  2. Love the gate shot; the light and angle are great.

    May 23, 2012
    • I quite liked it as well, shame the sky was more, I don’t moody, or even blue.

      May 24, 2012
  3. Tricia's Blogs #

    With every photo you post, I get the itch to see your amazing country!

    May 24, 2012
    • It can be a rather strange country from what I can tell, and hearing you say that, just makes me want to show you more.

      May 24, 2012
  4. These are like the flip-side to the architecture shots – again, they’re great. Love the geese.

    May 24, 2012
    • I love the geese too. They seem very friendly birds. There is just something about them.

      May 24, 2012
  5. What a beautiful peacock, love them! Thank you for your appreciation in my blog, have a nice day,
    Artphalt (

    May 24, 2012
    • It is a lovely Peacock. Thanks again.

      May 24, 2012
  6. I just started following your blog, although I had seen your comments & references to your site but didn’t connect it all together. I’ve enjoyed the Montsalvat posts but this one most of all – the photos of the peacocks & geese. Nice vsiit to melbouren we’ll be going there. Despite living in Sydney I love Melbourne (this bucking the trend!) and look forward to vicariously exploring with you – thank you 🙂

    May 24, 2012
    • Welcome to my blog, and lovely to hear from you. I do like hearing from people. Well the next time you are in Melbourne and you want to know where anything is or how to get there, let me know, I can guide you. 🙂

      May 24, 2012
  7. What a beautiful area! You’re so lucky to have some many beautiful birds just there ready for pictures 🙂

    May 25, 2012
    • I think that was just luck, more than anything else. If they hadn’t come out the front, we may never have seen them. They just wonder around on their own. Free range, can you call them that? 🙂

      May 25, 2012
  8. Lovely pics! What a very handsome peacock – and he seems to know it too! 🙂

    May 30, 2012
    • I think you are right, he was parading him around everywhere, we certainly couldn’t miss him. 🙂

      May 31, 2012
  9. i love those animals in action. nice photography. thx for viewing and “like” my post.

    July 2, 2012
    • They were wonderful and provided us with lots to watch and photograph while we waited for the cafe to open.
      You are welcome for the like and thanks for coming to my blog.

      July 4, 2012

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