|The Silverton Hotel.|
Its name changes regularly to fit the theme of the movie.
|What I referred to as The Priscilla Road. I resisted the|
temptation of sitting on the roof of the car, swathed in chiffon.
At its peak there were 3000 people enjoying the spoils of the minerals found here, but as these declined, and people moved to the now bustling town of Broken Hill a short drive away, with its richer mineral deposits, the population fell to its current level of less than 50.
There are places of interest for the tourist in Silverton, an attractive cafe, artists clearly inspired by the dramatic landscape selling their work, museums, a coin cutter and not a lot else.
|The cafe features old walls and garden -|
the indoors part of the cafe is out of the pic to the right.
As a destination Silverton is great and I'm glad we stayed there rather than at the more urban Broken Hill.
|We picnicked at the most remote picnic bench I've ever sat at. |
Thanks to the people who carted it up the hill!
|Vast, desolate, beguiling. We missed the lightning storms over the Mundi Mundi Plain|
- which was possibly for the best, as we would have been the tallest things around for ... forever.
|A close up of the sign in the pic above. |
I wanted to ask who would trespass, and why -
which I hope doesn't sound cityfied and arrogant, but I am genuinely curious.
|See all those little blue lines that normally denote rivers and wetness?|
It's a trick. They're mostly dry except after the odd flood.
|Wheehooo - a pretty standard riverbed! |
Note the blocks of concrete - they used to be the road.
It was washed out in the recent severe floods.
|The Barrier Ranges viewed from the campsite.|
|Delicate sunset over the Mundi Mundi Plain|
More information on Silverton is here, including accommodation, tours, history and places of interest.