Now to one of my favourite (often revisited) photographs taken from the corner of Pollen & Grey Streets. Shortland Town (Thames).
Captain Butt's iconic Shortland Hotel, that stands to this day, although remodelled and rebuilt many times.
The street is a mess, typical of the streets on the Thames Goldfield - once the rain came they turned to a mud and bog.
A closer view, and you can spot the markings along the wall, particularly near the main entrance. I have heard all-sorts of explanations: Flood markings, horse rubbings, dirt from the road and so on.