Thursday, August 07, 2008

The 39 Dips

Silverton has wonderful light - it's on of the reasons it is often used as a location for inumerable ads and a lot of Australian Films . The horizon is vast and the landscape dramatic - perfect for those long panning shots of 4wd's raising dust down empty roads against stirring sound tracks.

It was quiet when we briefly visited on the last day of our Outback adventure but we managed to visit at least three of the four or five buildings that make up this little town. One pub, three art galleries and the information centre/gallery called "Beyond the 39 Dips"

I thought this was a quirky name but didn't get the true significance until we were heading back along the Highway and saw the "DIP" roadsigns. We tried to count them but lost track when we were distracted by the camel grazing by the roadside. The halter gave a big clue as to its origin .


M-H said...

I am envious of your outback adventure. It's on my list.

Lynne said...

Our day trip to Silverton was one of the highlights of our trip to Broken Hill. It's an amazing place - the views, the light, the quiet, the characters.

Anne said...

Silverton was the first place I ever saw Desert Peas flowering in the wild. It is an amazing place I took lots of photos when I was there.