Ballarat Swap Meet: things for me!

I don’t usually come home with anything much besides photos and sunburn from the swap meet, but this year I bought a vintage reel of cotton for a current quilt project, some old chrome side mirrors (not shown) for another home project, and a handsome timber ironing board.
Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 with 14-140mm lens. Collage created with Pixlr app.

People of Harrow: trooper Bruce 

That big bloke through the window there is Bruce, a local farmer who is a natural with horses; for twenty years he and his horse (or rather, one horse or another) have been volunteering to appear in the renowned Sound and Light Show. The show re-enacts (and, no doubt, embellishes upon) Harrow’s historic past, and Bruce’s trooper is a show favourite, especially when the horse appears outside the Hermitage Hotel to meet members of the audience. It’s a great night out, where you’re guaranteed a good feed of historically-inspired tucker while you learn about Harrow’s early history in a hilarious, rollicking show. 

Panasonic Lumix DMC GX7 with 20mm f1.7 lens. In camera monochrome filter used; edited with Snapseed app.