Tuesday, December 18, 2007
It is bewildering to find that the local council is considering building a suck-em-in shopping mall in the town. As a tourist, I'm utterly uninterested in shopping malls and their predictable contents. But streets like those of Mudgee, with wonderful old buildings and a lovely variety of shops and businesses, not to mention cobbled laneways with cafes - why would you destroy that for a cookie-cutter predictable mall? In an area where they are clearly interested in tourism?
These wedding-cake Victorian buildings are in one of the main streets.