Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

3 02 2013

The Tapestry at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) is an outstanding piece of artwork.  It measures 7m wide (22ft) and 2m high (6ft6in) and depicts characters from various sporting and concert events held at the MCG.  There are nearly 200 figures depicted and are placed in chronological order from the left.

Unique Tapestry of events and players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Unique Tapestry of events and players at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

This unique piece was one of the Victorian Tapestry Workshop‘s most ambitious projects and is an absolute treasure.  It was great to visit the MCG and spend time viewing the tapestry and picking out various people throughout time.  It’s really worth a look.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Resolved

5 01 2013

In 20o7 we saw an exhibition at the Perth Museum which featured a selection of Egyptian Antiquities from the Louvre.  It was spectacular and we loved the intricate craftsmanship, beautiful detail and amazing symbolism of the pieces.  In 2011 we heard that the Tutankhamun exhibition would be in Australia for the first time, but was only going to Melbourne.  Despite a fear of flying, I resolved to work through it and fly from Perth to Melbourne to see the exhibition.  We had a wonderful time in the city and made our way around on trams and on foot.  We found fantastic Greek restaurants, lovely gardens and markets.  We had tickets to the exhibition for our third day and made our way to the Museum which was situated behind the Royal Exhibition Building  (below).  It was a great trip and felt good to be out and about, exploring somewhere new, yet seeing something ancient as well.  I’m glad we did it.

Royal Exhibition Building: Carlton Gardens. Melbourne.

Royal Exhibition Building: Carlton Gardens. Melbourne.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

21 07 2012

This week we’re challenged to look Inside.  Whilst in Melbourne, we visited the La Trobe Reading Room inside the State Library of Victoria.  It is a magnificent room and a spectactular heritage space.  The octagonal walls are lined with books and three levels of balconies rise up towards the restored dome ceiling.

La Trobe Reading Room: State Library of Victoria.

I love libraries and this one was fantastic.  As you enter through double doors there is a busy silence. People are studying and reading – you can almost feel them thinking.  The desks are custom built from Queensland oak and radiate out from the centre of the room.  The top is lined with leather and rests on your chosen angle.  I settled into a chair and looked around, wishing I was more than a passing tourist.  We took time to explore inside and visited the various galleries on each floor as well as Mr Tulk’s cafe.  It was a delightful and serendipitous day, a real treat to find and one I’d love to visit again.

Here are some more interpretations of “Inside”:

Alice through the Macro Lens

Beyond the Brush

The Journey is the Destination

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