Hey – I recognise those houses!

I was checking up on the Age website the other day, and had a sense of deja vu on seeing the stock photo of suburban houses on a hillside. So where did I recognise it from?

Fairfax stock photo by Paul Rovere: houses in Waurn Ponds, Victoria

Turns out that hillside was just around the corner from where I grew up, with the street in question being Rossack Drive in the southern Geelong suburb of Waurn Ponds.

End of the Geelong Ring Road in 2009

The photo in question was taken from where stage 3 of the Geelong Ring Road once terminated at the Princes Highway, in the days before it was extended up the Anglesea Road hill towards Winchelsea.

End of the Ring Road

As for the view back from Rossack Drive towards the Geelong Ring Road, the hill on the other side of the valley is also covered with newly built houses.

End of the Ring Road


The article in question was titled NSW rush lifts housing loan figures and the photo was taken by editorial and commercial photographer Paul Rovere. Just don’t start complaining about the photo is of houses in the ‘wrong‘ state. 😛

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2 Responses to “Hey – I recognise those houses!”

  1. David Payne says:

    Sometimes stock photos are from a different hemisphere to the article they are published with!

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