Today was Sunday so we had a bit of a sleep in and didn’t hit the road until about 9.30am. Most things didn’t open before 10am, so it didn’t really matter. We had intended to go to the Carillion, but the roads accessing it had been closed and we didn’t want to walk 2km or more one way, so decided to go straight to the National Gallery. This sits near the lake, so we were able to photograph it anyway. Not that it’s anything special to look at…
We wandered around the lake edge for a few minutes until 10am and then hit the National Gallery. It has a lot of Australian art (obviously), but also international art. It’s well worth a look. My favourite picture was this one by Rupert Bunny:
The foyer had an interesting aboriginal work:
There were also various masks on display:
There was also some nice pottery:
And this statue of a blob-fish and person holding it was weird but fascinating:
We had a coffee and then went across to the High Court building, since it was open to the public after 12pm. We’d been told how wonderful the timber was…we should have twigged that if that’s the only good thing to be said about it, there’s a reason! The architectural style is brutalist, which shows… it’s not an attractive building!
We headed over to the Glass Works for a look at some glasswork being created:
There was some for sale, but a little out of my price range….OK…a lot!
We stopped in at the markets in the Old Bus Depot. They sold all sorts of arts and crafts, including edible ones. We had lunch here, too:
After this, we were quite worn out. We went back to our accommodation for a rest for the remainder of the afternoon.
At about 7pm we headed back to town to have dinner at Snappers at the Yacht Club. This had been recommended to us by our hosts and their friend. They have very nice fish and chips here! We arrived just before they closed and ordered our dinner and I took a few photos of the sunset:
We then headed back to town to take in the night-lights in the Parliamentary Zone:
Reworked and larger sized pictures from this day are here. Click on the first picture and then move through them at full screen size.