out country way / by Glen Proebstel

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Visiting family over this father's day weekend made for a much needed escape from the city, to country Victoria. With such an incredibly gorgeous first day of spring we took ourselves out into the warm sun-filled, fresh country air en route to Smeaton. Whilst 'on tour' we drove past this magnificent house. Obviously neglected for a number of years we simply had to pull over and stop to admire it! Despite the state of ruin it somehow manages to carry with it such character and grandeur. I can't even begin to imagine how fabulous it must have been in it's hey day!