The Garden Heartland of the Blue Mountains located at the Edge of the Blue Mountains National Park – also called the “Garden Village“, Leura is home to many formal English-style cool climate gardens. The name Leura is Aboriginal for “Lava” as many volcanic stones have been found in this area.
Well, from this point onwards no photography is allowed inside the Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum – home to the largest & most important Toy, Doll, & Model Train Collection in the Southern Hemisphere. This Collection is rated as the most important in the World & spans the early 1900s to current day, with emphasis from 1910 to 1960.
Displayed in its original state that includes original paint finishes, finishings, fixtures & fittings, with all the woodwork & carvings being French Polished, the entire construction of the Leuralla NSW Toy & Railway Museum was carried out by hand.
Well, Dear likes Toys & I love Dolls & Trains, so we both really have a wonderful time enjoying the finest collection inside the Toy & Railway Museum After which we explore the Museum’s surrounding which includes a spectacular amphitheatre with lovely views of the Jamison Valley!
Here’s a Slideshow on some of the Toys, Dolls & Model Trains which we saw inside the Muesum - well free pics taken from the Internet
We’re now driving to Leura Mall where the Village Centre lies – immediately feeling its very relaxed nature with beautiful elegancy :)
Our very 1st stop in the Leura Strand Arcade in Leura Mall :
An old fashioned Lolly Shop – The Candy Store is filled with chocolates, nougats, tins & toffees gathered from all over the world. Childhood comes rushing back the moment we open the door & the sweet smell of nostalgia welcomes us………….hahaha how I wish we could sample all of the 1000 unusual candies available in The Candy Store!!!!
Here below’s my Best of British – Red London Bus Key Ring together with my above Red London Bus – Blue Mountains Explorer Bus Key Ring, followed by my Best of British Souvenir Fridge Magnet – gifts from my nephew Daniel’s girlfriend Mandy – from London, United Kingdom – THANK you my so sweet dearie
Another favourite Australian Souvenir :
Stepping into a leisure walk in-between shopping in this very pretty town of Leura
More Australian Souvenirs – beautiful Made in Australia Greeting Cards from above Quality Gifts Country Wares – Gifts & Things – Beautiful Cards Collectables :
Love this following tiny (but filled with lots!!) Santa’s Closet Christmas Cottage – one of the many Speciality Shops in additions to many Traditional, Vintage, Designer Shops, as well as Galleries which we visited while enjoying Leura Mall here in the Blue Mountains – Sydney Australia
With this above last pic taken here in Leura Mall, Dear & I are making our way out of the Blue Mountains back to Sydney City, as it’s almost 5.30pm now & the shops are pretty much all closing………………how sad huh wish we’ve got more time here
Hmmmm we’d actually wanted to stay a night here in the Blue Mountains but cos of our pretty tight travelling schedule, we’ve to be back downtown Sydney tonight!! Well, one has to be contented & I’ve personally felt very blessed to be able to travel all the way here to Leura – thanks to Dear for driving
Here’s my Slideshow of this evening - ENJOY