Changing Seasons – November “Open House”


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A highlight of November was Hobart’s “Open House” Weekend, when a number of private buildings are open to the public. We chose to visit this roof top terrace.

The building dates back to 1906 and is currently office space and a private apartment. Back in the 1930’s the roof terrace was a café. The entrance hall has a lovely ceiling and wood panelling.

We also visited the Royal Tennis Court, or Real Tennis Club. I have no idea of the rules except that the game is a cross between tennis and squash with the ball in play when it bounces off the walls or the roof of the viewing gallery.

We’ve had some hot sunny days, ideal for beach walks. We’ve had many wet days when we’ve headed out in between showers for local walks. We also had the coldest November day in 70 years with snow on the mountain again.

This is my contribution to Changing Seasons challenge, hosted by Ju-Lyn and Bushboys World.

Looking at people, looking at art.



This Sidney Nolan exhibition “The Ned Kelly Series” is currently at TMAG – Tasmanian Museum & Gallery – in Hobart.

The paintings are absorbing, depicting the story of the 19th century bush ranger and capturing varying Australian landscapes. I also found the visitors to the exhibition interesting.

I’m linking this to Deb’s “Six Word Saturday”.

I’m a couple of weeks behind but here is my silhouette contribution to Jude’s “Life in Colour”.

Changing Seasons – October


It’s been a month of all seasons, here in Hobart.

Rainbows, blue skies, white fluffy clouds.

Days when nature turned to monochrome.

Hot sunny beach days.

Lots of rainy days, storms from the south which noticibly eroded our beaches.

Cold days when we woke to views of snow on the mountain.

And stunning sunsets. This photo is straight from my iPhone, no filter, no cropping. This gives the true picture of the view from our deck.

I’m linking this post to a couple of challenges … Becky’s October Squares … Changing Seasons hosted by Ju-Lyn at Touring my Backyard and Brian at Bushboys World.

October Squares – Circles & Squares


This is Hobart’s Salamanca Place, seen through a figure 8 on a sculpture trail. On Saturday’s Salamanca Market fills this space. An outdoor market with hundreds of stalls representing local crafts, designer, artisans and produce.

The sculpture 1833 marks the year when these sandstone warehouses were built on Hobart’s “new wharf”.

This is my contribution to Becky’s October Squares under the “circles and squares” theme.