Talbot, is a 90 minute drive up the highway via the outskirts of Ballarat.
An article was in the RACV magazine during the week, we have driven past the town but never stopped to have a look. 442 residents reside in Talbot, once formerly a gold rush town.
The town is also known for it's interest in astronomy.
The old railway station is now a trash and treasure gallery.
On display were several stands of old railway tickets that I remember collecting as a child.
The book shop is called "Slightly Bent Books".
There are many old buildings with lots of character.
The main street, called Scandinavian Crescent, was so named for the miners who led the 1859 gold rush.
Nineteenth-century facades, originally a butchers shop, Phoenix Hotel. Bank of Australasia and the London Chartered Bank.
A sleepy town during the day but comes to life with over 4,000 visitors on the 3rd Sunday of the month when it holds it's farmers and artisan market. 100+ stalls. Will put it in our diary!!
Water trough outside the post office.
Talbot Town Hall houses craft on market day.
Award winning cafe/restaurant, stopped at the Provedore for lunch, a beautiful light meal using the areas produce.