|Moreton Bay sunset|
Our most recent wanderings saw me enjoying a couple of days this week in our old home-town, Sydney. One highpoint was a wonderful half day at the Art Gallery of New South Wales taking in the Archibald Prize exhibition, and a ‘highlights of the gallery’ guided tour. Del Kathryn Barton won the 2013 Archibald Prize for the second time with her portrait of Hugo Weaving. Photos don’t capture the beautiful colours and detail of this stunning portrait.
In the warm and sunny weather we experienced, Sydney Harbour never disappoints. A stroll around the Rocks area and the historic buildings at the southern (CBD) end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge soon gave way to a strenuous climb up many, many steps. The effort was rewarded with outstanding views across the harbour. An intriguing find was the plaque in memory of those who died during the construction of the bridge, and another commemorating the historic Bridge Walk for Reconciliation in May 2000, tucked away on the ballustrading of the steps.
As satisfying as it is to revisit old haunts and favourite cities, it’s always delightful to return to our 'backyard', in Brisbane's bayside. As soon as our girl's new parts are fitted (see previous post) we hope to be out on the water again, enjoying more fabulous Moreton Bay sunsets.