The long weekend in November, dedicated to horse racing carnival, we decided to spend in Grampians – the highest mountain range in Victoria. Since vacant accommodation was scarse, we moved a bit further away to Dimboola. It is a very quiet and peaceful country town near the Little Desert.
On our first day we went to explore the surrounding area. A few interesting laser-cut panels illustrating the town history are installed on the Main Street. Very creative, I think.
There are rusty metal panels with slabs of blue glass behind them.
And the whole structure is framed with old railway sleepers.
A few large framed paintings.
I didn’t find them being particularly good.
Further down we found a local train station on our way. And it was a treasure trove!
I have been particularly interested in graffiti and street art.
But I have never seen artwork covering freight trains from top to bottom.
There were three stationary trains.
I had a blast jumping from to another.
The main technique was just graffiti, but occasionally some gruesome pictures adorned the carriages.
I wish I could read the slogans, but it has always been beyond my abilities.
Dimboola is a wheat capital of Victoria, and all those trains suppose to deliver grains to the mills.
I like it bright.
Cute little gnome.
Majority of the carriages are part of Pacific National brand.
I got many many photos, but they are mostly repetitive, so I chose the most colourful ones.
This carriage is obviously in the preparation stage. I assume the artwork will be applied around the brand name.
Winking little penguin.
And to top it up !!!!!
Dimboola has a natural wonder – Pink Lake. But that will be another story.