Out in Ararat

Ararat was one of those towns that we would regularly pass through on our road trips to Melbourne. Mind you, passing through simply meant skirting the city since the highway didn’t head down the main street, and off towards the mountains that marked the road to Melbourne. … More Out in Ararat

Village of Azincourt

In a way there is probably not that much that would set Azincourt apart from the multitude of small villages scattered across the French countryside, and probably even less of a reason why anybody would take their time turning off their journey to pass through it (let along getting stuck behind a combine harvester), except for one thing – around six hundred years a lot of French blood was spilt on the fields thereabout. … More Village of Azincourt

Submarines & Destroyers – Australian Maritime Museum

If you are standing on the shores of Darling Harbour you will no doubt see what are quite obviously naval ships – it is not a naval base but the National Australian National Maritime Museum. Mind you, some of these museums tend to call themselves national despite the fact that they are only state based (the National Railway Museum in Adelaide is quite guilty of that) however since Canberra happens to be very landlocked, and carting the ships overland can be very difficult, the National Maritime Museum finds itself in Australia’s First City – Sydney. … More Submarines & Destroyers – Australian Maritime Museum

World of the Greeks – The Hellenic Musuem

If you know anything about me you will know that I love the Ancient Greek world. In fact my second sojourn overseas was none other than to Greece (it would have been my first, but we decided to have a weekend in Hong Kong just to get my brother used to heading overseas, and to also calm my Dad’s nerves in letting him out of the country). While I could write quite a bit on my adventures in Greece, I might leave that for another time (namely after I manage to get back there, though that won’t be any time soon) because this is actually a story about a little bit of Greece that has come to Melbourne. … More World of the Greeks – The Hellenic Musuem

Museum Time – Museum of South Australia

Okay, I’ve actually been here quite a few times (actually more times than I can count) though in recent times it has been more because of a special exhibition as opposed to simply going to the museum to look around. The problem with special exhibitions is that after you have seen them you generally don’t want to go and look around the rest of the museum. Anyway on my recent trip to Adelaide I decided to take my brother to see the museum as the, well museum. … More Museum Time – Museum of South Australia

The Car Collection – Birdwood Motor Museum

I find it rather odd that despite having grown up in South Australia I have never actually been to the Birdwood Motor Museum (or if I have I don’t remember it – though I do remember going to the Giant Rocking Horse at Gumeracha). Anyway, since I don’t ever remember coming here, and it is a blogworthy thing to write about I decided to grab my brother, and one of my friends, and then jumped in the car and went for a drive. … More The Car Collection – Birdwood Motor Museum

Gazing the Stars – The Sydney Observatory

I have to say that I’m a bit of a geek, but you would have already worked that out if you’ve read enough of my posts (particularly the ones on my other blog, Sarkology.net). Anyway, I’m not really sure what first lead me to check this place out, but as I was planning my latest trip to Sydney one of the things that I wanted to do was to go on a tour of the Sydney Observatory. … More Gazing the Stars – The Sydney Observatory

Queensland Cutural Centre – Art and Science of Queensland

The thing that I thought was really handy in Brisbane is that they have the Museum, Art Gallery, and the major theatre all clustered together at the northern end of Southbank, which means that you can go and visit all of them in one day without having to wander all over the city. … More Queensland Cutural Centre – Art and Science of Queensland