Coming from country Victoria, as I do, I grew up seeing heaps of these sort of buildings in the paddocks. They always intrigued me, ever since I was a little kidlet. Who lived there? I'd try and imagine the house in it's heyday, when it was full of people and life.
Can you imagine the family sitting around the fireplace at night? I can.
A couple of Christmases back, I remember seeing this one and taking a photo... accidentally coming across this pic on Flickr today reminded me:
Here's my pic, taken Boxing Day 2007 (from the car):
Still there, still beautiful. Well I think so.