“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau
Everyone was still asleep…the sun light was just starting to peep though the clouds. My husband, my son, my daughter in law were all fast asleep but Pat and I decided to go for a walk around Daylesford and have coffee.
Daylesford in Victoria is one of my favourite places to go for a long or a weekend break . We had been here a couple of times already … with friends, with family or just Jack and myself. I never get tired of it.
The grounds were still a bit wet from the rain the day before. It was uphill and downhill so I had to hold on Patricia’s arms just so that I would not slide.
I was glad to see a few colourful doors along the way.
I even saw a random “The Ruined Abbey” structure. These are the ruins of the Abbey of Thélème.
The abbey was built in 1120 in thé Romanesque style but burned down in 1194. It was rebuilt in 1221 in the high Gothic style.
The Ruined Abbey is now used as a summer dining pavilion.
Here are more Doors of the Abbey from different sides.
From the top of the hill i saw the skate park where my kids skated the day before. It was an awesome wide open space with the view of the nearby hills.
Upon reaching the town, Pat and I were both happy to be able to get our first cups of coffee for the day.
Beside the cafe was this trash & treasure shop that had these rusty chairs and wooden chairs.
Going back to our accommodation, I passed a few more pieces of public art…
… some daffodils
A big dog happily enjoying the morning sun….
… another door
And then back to our AirBnB cottage.
… with its pretty powdery light blue door with a bench right in front of it.