Seventeen years together. What a journey! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
In 2011 we began to think about how good it would be to own a little piece of Tasmanian history. After a trip down to look at a few country properties that didn’t quite fit the bill, we found Hunting Ground listed on a real estate website. ‘Own a piece of history’ it read. It sounded too good to be true: a 10 acre block with two cottages, a church, stables for seven horses not to mention its own cemetery! We were intrigued by the idea of bringing this property back to life, so we flew down again to have a look. As luck would have it, there was a volcano in Chile which created an ash cloud that stopped all flights out of Tasmania. So we were stuck on the island for two weeks (not a bad thing!), which gave us the chance to make several visits to Hunting Ground. Needless to say, we fell hard for this beautiful place even in its extremely run-down state. With no services whatsoever and much disrepair, this was clearly going to be a labour of love rather than an instant retreat. After months of negotiations, it finally became ours for keeps in October 2011. We would have been devastated if we’d missed out on this place, because by then we knew we had to have it. This photo was taken on our first inspection of the Hunting Ground and captures the moment we fell in love with this wonderful piece of Tasmanian history. Eight years later, we’re so grateful to call it our home. 🏡💚
After 18 months of filming our restoration of @hunting.ground.tasmania, our episode of Restoration Australia airs on @abctv this Sunday night at 7.40pm! There’s a teaser video on the ABC + iview Facebook page with over 40,000 views which is pretty amazing to us.😃 We’d share the video here if we knew how, so here are some enticing screenshots instead! 😂 You can view it on The Gents Australia Facebook page.
⚡️ Night time arrival ⚡️ The link is a space for everything. And drama. #huntingground #tasmania #heritage #architecture #restoration #thegentsaustralia
We had a beautiful, relaxing weekend at Hunting Ground with @stefrob_art and @darkdirk including a balmy night spent under the stars, eating delicious produce from our neighbours’ garden and a Sunday morning guitar session. And of course, a guided tour of HG. Perfect. PS we were too busy enjoying ourselves to take many photos, so you’ll just have to use your imagination. 😉
Have you seen the amazing #pinklake at Westgate Park in #Melbourne? 😳 This natural event is the result of high salt levels in the water combined with Summer heat and extra sunshine, causing the algae in the lake to turn change colour. It looks amazing, especially on a beautiful blue sky day like today! 💕 *if you’re going to get an essential @instagram snap here, please tread gently on this delicate environment, stay away from the lake edge and don’t touch the water. 💦
Once part of the Yarra River Delta, Albert Park and Lake was a gathering place for Melbourne’s first people’s. It was declared a public park in 1864, still supports several native bird species and provides a unique view of Melbourne’s growing metropolis.
Meanwhile, back in #Melbourne... 🌞Greville St Sunday & final photoshoots for our forthcoming Melbourne Pocket Precincts book. 📚 🐲 🥂 📷 #melbourneprecincts #melbournephotographer #melbournephotography #thegentsabouttown
This weekend we hosted a Hunting Ground wedding for the lovely Luke & Mike, who tied the knot in our little old chapel, making it the first wedding ceremony to be held there in over a century. It was a special day for us and a very special day for the grooms, their families, friends and loved ones. And the weather was Tassie picture perfect! 🌤🌈💛