This historic court house is an example of the fine architecture that characterised a boom period in the fortunes of this silver, lead and zinc-mining town in the desert around the late nineteenth century. Population peaked at 35,000 in 1915 (currently 19,000).
Wording of lower warning “If you have heart or brain disease please ascend the Great Wall according to your capability.”
When descending, it can help to hang on to the rail and use the shallower steps at the side, especially if the knees are starting to give way. Don’t despair – hey this is China and there are stalls on the way selling icy poles.
We’ve just enjoyed a traditional Danish Christmas spread in the countryside northwest of Melbourne complete with herring sandwiches, frikadeller, gravadlax, snaps, Elephant beer and plenty of ‘skol’. Fantastisk! Thanks to our friend Heather for a memorable feast.