Since the Black Saturday bushfires in February 2009, the town of Marysville has undergone an almost complete process of renewal. So many houses were destroyed and the town is still rebuilding now. Above is a photo of a sculpture at Bruno’s Sculpture Gallery 6 mths after the fire. Below is what the area looked just before the first anniversary of the fires. I hadn’t visited the town, which is only 140 kms from where I live, before the fires but every year since I’ve visited to support the town that was virtually deserted. The Bakery Cafe is one of my favourites. I love their egg and bacon pie and lemon slices.