Thursday, August 30, 2012

Way Out West

We took off for a road-trip out west of Ipswich last weekend to have a look at land and daydream about living in the country.

It's amazing that within an hour's drive of the Brisbane CBD, you can find places that seem a lifetime away.

Like Marburg, where the antique dealer leaves his stock on the footpath all night. (This photo was taken about 8am Sunday and the shop was locked tight). Crime obviously isn't much of a problem in Marburg.

We're out west again. Antique dealer just leaves the stock on the pavement all night #marburg



And then, on the way home again- having decided that a farm west of Ipswich perhaps wasn't quite our place in the world-  we drove via Lake Manchester and Kholo and eventually found our way to Upper Brookfield. This little mountainous suburb is part old farm and part goat track up into a mountain range, with a liberal smattering of overgrown jungle, wildlife reserve, and derelict farmhouse thrown in for good measure.

There's even a gorgeous little primary school.

Of course, I really want to live there now.


Someone called this home once.

More photos? Why didn't I take more photos? I will go back and take more photos.

Upper Brookfield, you are my latest obsession. I hope I can find a way to make it work between us.


  1. My bestie grew up in Pullenvale- next to Brookfield- it is beautiful but the commute anywhere is a shocker- 60-90 mins into the city so only consider it if you have a work from home job. She had to have her second baby in the emergency dept as they only just made it due to the drive! melx

    1. Thanks for the tip - I knew it would be a drive but not that long. It only took 30 minutes for us, but that was on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Such a beautiful spot though...

  2. Sounds like a nice way to spend a Sunday... ;-)


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