Has something bright or reflective caught you eye?
This golden bench is a result of the rising sun. The rest of the day it is a plain wooden seat.
Today, Hobart welcomed the first cruise ship of the season. A sign that summer is not far away.
But the weather had its own ideas, as we woke to another covering of snow on Mount Wellington.
The city is also host to a royal navy submarine at the moment.
It was exciting to see the city, waterfront and Salamanca Market so busy with tourist and naval uniforms.
Today is a public holiday in Tasmania.
Well, in part of Tasmania.
On a Thursday.
Tasmania is just one of 8 states and territories of Australia.
There are national holidays.
There are state / territory holidays.
Then there are regional holidays.
The organisation I work for, has 11 offices dotted around the regions of this little island state.
Today’s holiday in the south is for the Royal Hobart Show. So five offices were closed.
Two offices closed for the Burnie Show in September.
Two offices closed for the Royal Launceston Show earlier this month.
One office will close for the Devonport Show in November.
And one office closed back in May for Agfest Show.
A perfect photo challenge to share some of my favourite photos of my local place – Hobart, Tasmania.
A city nestled below Mount Wellington on the banks of the River Derwent. A place with the expected city life, galleries, museums, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, bars, cafes, shops. A place of beaches, waterfront, boats of all shapes and sizes, water sports.
In the far corner of the Emu Valley Rhododendron Gardens, we sat and relaxed in this beautiful Chinese Pavilion.
The ceiling design was intriguing, changing from a circle to hexagon, to square, to octagon, with paintings of various rhododendron flowers.
I’m linking this post to Claudette’s Emotography series.