Saturday, November 15, 2008

Photohunt- Ruin(ed)

The PhotoHunt theme this week is Ruin(ed).
In April, mum and dad went to . It is an amazing place up in the rainforest on the way to Cairns.


ONE man built this! It was for a family home, then part of it became a dance hall and theatre. Now it is a tourist attraction. He also built a dam and a generator, so the place could run on ydroelectric energy. This was in the 1930's, I might add! It is set in the rainforest, and mum says it is a beautiful peaceful place.

It came close to being ruined just over a decade ago. A man bought the property, and it had a mysterious 'accidental' fire shortly after. Luckily, it wasn't destroyed. The Park also mostly survived Cyclone Larry in 2006, although it lost many of the trees.
Visit the home of the for more entries, or to join in yourself:)

12 comments:

witsandnuts said...

This week's theme resulted to discovering historical places among other things. Nice share. Mine is up, too. Happy weekend!

Hootin' Anni said...

ONE!!?!! man built this? Wow, that in itself is astounding. Great photos.


My Native American Sonoran Desert Ruin is posted...come join me, won't you?

Happy Hunting!

GRRRETA said...

What an amazing place! I'm so glad it wasn't completely dstroyed.

Daisy said...

That place looks amazing! I wish I could visit somewhere like that.

Loki said...

ONE man? Hoomans are amazing when they puts their mind to it.

Jientje said...

Places like this should never be destroyed, but it happens ...

Mrs Mecomber said...

How exotic! I love exploring such places. :)

I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you get a chance to visit and leave your link!
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-ruined/

P.S. Your cat Archie looks a lot like my little half-Siamese, Livvy! I'm amazed at the resemblance.

Have a great weekend!

Brita said...

Amazing! One man built that? Wow! Would be wonderful to vist such places.

Christine and FAZ said...

Now this is scary! I haven't been there for 33 years when I visited with my parents, grandparents and little brothers and loved it. I would love to go back there next time I am in Oz. Christine

Mickey said...

Good thing that place was not RUINED!!! It looks like a neat place to play around in!!! I think a lot of kitties would like it ,heeheehee
Purrs Mickey

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Wow we haz bnever heard of that place.. how coool!!! Your Momma and Dadda are very lucky to get to go visit that neat place.. we think that man was magic to do that by himself! :)

V-V

ipanema said...

nice story behind the place. and it looks lovely. good that someone came to the rescue.

thanks for the visit! :)