Sunday 18 February 2018

Australian Adventures 2018 - Part 4

The more we experience of Hobart and Tasmania, the more it reminds me of Prince Edward County, another island community. The warmth and friendliness of the people have been remarkable. And, of course, the photography is blissful.

Today’s photos:
• Five from MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art located on the Berriedale Peninsula on Hobart’s River Derwent. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia and has been called a “subversive adult Disneyland.” Fascinating place and well worth a visit.
• Two from the Port Arthur Historic Site, a large prison complex that once housed thousands of ‘transported criminals’ from England (and Canada!) in the 19th century.
• Two from the Saturday Salamanca Market, a popular and diverse outdoor market that draws dozens of vendors and thousands of visitors, especially when cruise ships are docked in the harbour.
• One from Battery Point, the heritage neighbourhood where we are staying close to Hobart Harbour.

We leave Hobart tomorrow with Lindi and Denis and head for the Gordon River in the rugged central west of Tasmania. I hope to have photos posted by Wednesday. Meanwhile, enjoy!

MONA - in the new Pharos wing

MONA - Detail from the Museum of Everything

MONA - I call it "The Tin Foil Room"!

MONA - in the new Pharos wing

MONA - Humping Skeletons...

Port Arthur - Detail of main prison block

Port Arthur - Enthusiastic Visitor

Near the Salamanca Market - the "Verandah Coots"

Salamanca Market Flowers
Battery Point Petunias

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