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Ballarat 1

Posted by
: Helen : (ATM Helen is photographing in, Australia) on 30 August 2017 in Documentary & Street.

Ballarat city sits in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.

"Ballarat is arguably the most significant Victorian era gold rush boomtown in Australia. Just months after Victoria was granted separation from the state of New South Wales, the Victorian gold rush transformed Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement. Gold was discovered at Poverty Point on 18 August 1851, and news quickly spread of rich alluvial fields where gold could easily be extracted. Within months, migrants from across the world had rushed to the district in search of gold. Unlike many other gold boom towns, the Ballarat fields experienced sustained high gold yields for many decades, which can be evidenced to this day in the city's rich architecture."

Source: Wikipedia

Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1/1000 second F/4.0 ISO 400 28 mm

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omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Lovely street shot!

30 Aug 2017 6:57am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

CAN you omagine a world without it?
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30 Aug 2017 7:02am

BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Interesting image and background story.

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30 Aug 2017 10:16am

Devi from Chennai, India

Great image here and thank you for the write up..Aw!! Can there be a world without gold!!!

30 Aug 2017 2:36pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine street scene of this great looking city. The history of it is very interesting.

30 Aug 2017 2:42pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Oh yes, it has all the hallmarks of Victorian era decadence :-)

30 Aug 2017 8:28pm