Off to Hogwarts - Ballarat Heritage Weekend 2014

6 Jun 2014 Western Plains, VIC, Australia

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Ballarat Heritage Weekend takes place in May every year on Mothers Day weekend. This year (2014) it was on May 10 and 11. As I organised the FedUni Tweed Ride on the Saturday, I only had the Sunday to explore the activities that were happening. One of my favourite things to do is catch the steam train. It was the last thing we did at the festival and it was just myself and my mum who went. I took my camera with me as I had been taking photos of the event and mum offered to have a go at photographing me for the blog.

I set the camera up for her then would spot shots with good lighting and prompt her with how to take the snap.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.


I think she did a pretty spectacular job. Ever taken photos on a rickety, old train while it's moving? It's a difficult task for anyone.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Behind me here is the iconic Ballarat Railway Station clock tower. The clock tower was badly damaged in a fire in 1981.


Image from Ballarat Courier. See more pictures here.


Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.



Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Hat: Pimkie (France) read the full story of the hat here.
Blazer: Academia Ahoy Blazer - Modcloth (also available in red)
Shirt: Plain white shirt from Target
Necktie: pulled from another shirt - Modcloth
Skirt: Thrifted from Mill Market
Shoes: sold out - Sandler
Bag: inherited from my nan
Location: Ballarat Railway Station
Photographer: Mum


Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Liana of Finding Femme wears navy Modcloth Academia Ahoy blazer, black necktie, straw boater, green tartan school skirt at Ballarat Train Station for the steam train ride at Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

-L
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