Tuesday, September 25, 2012

As if I know anything about town planning. But here goes. The town of Cooma was established rather early in the piece by local standards and has a colonial court house lording it over us.
From the court house, down the steps, to a small reserve of land from where the photo is taken then behind the photographer is the wall of a supermarket and it fails to enhance the setting one little bit. Wish they did better than that to this little civic centre.

Then a colonial post office, which is not a pretend post office, has had additions in the form of the white building planned to blend in but I dunno about that. 
  Otherwise it isn't all that easy to buy a bottle of wine grown in the Hunter, a vin ordinaire. Wines are blended and shipped around.  But Aldi is selling Shiraz Merlot etc for a hugh $2.49, from South Australia.
Shopping at Aldi is like going to another country, the products are unfamiliar or copy cat and interesting European brand names take the eye and they say that savings can be made. 
Fried herring fillets in Mediterranean Dressing  - it doesn't get much better than that!  Large jars of pickled red cabbage - isn't that what the explorers took with them when they sailed the Pacific as anti-scurvy - well, that's good enough for me.

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