In pictures: Old Hobart town
FROM the lofty heights of Mt Wellington to the pretty waterfront of the town and its green squares and old buildings, there’s something very endearing about Hobart. Somehow the town manages to cling to its colonial past while remaining inherently modern and fun with things like the MONA art gallery that blends old and new, the new cafes in the old IXL jam factory and the weekly Salamanca markets that utilise the incredible backdrop of 19th century sandstone buildings.
Hobart is Australia’s second-oldest city and the capital of Tasmania. While “laid-back to near-horizontal” as Lonely Planet put it, there’s still plenty to do, see and enjoy. Take a look.
All images are by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com