Tuesday, October 11, 2011

The Isa

A lovely outback change was a weekend away in the Isa. There was lots of dust, lovely hot dry temperatures [much more comfortable than the humidity of the coast] & a touch of glamour of the Casa Grande Ball.
The ball is held at Casa Grande, a Spanish Mission style building, built in 1949 for the MIM mine manager.
Queen Elizabeth stayed at Casa Grande in a redecorated and refurnished suite
when she visited the town in 1970.

casa grande

the queen

casa granda ball 2011
round up

hot & dry western Queensland
Fountain Springs - formed by a series of quartz veins
Have a great week!


  1. The Fountain Springs is my favorite of these pictures ... I would LOVE to go and enjoy that beauty! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Hi KP,
    This post is missing a photo of you dressed up for the ball???? :) A gorgeous setting on the tennis courts.
    I have only driven through Mt Isa on the way to Alice Springs or Darwin. It looks very similar to the Alice. Fountain Springs looks so inviting.
    Kel x

  3. What an interesting building, know what you mean about handling the inland temps, much easier without the sweat.Lovely pics.

  4. Helo Miss KP

    Well what a change - they are wonderful photos and thank you for showing me.

    I have stayed in Mt Isa many many years ago - but that is a cup of coffee chat :)

    have a wonderful day

    x loulou