Several people commented about Dax, when I included his photo for the weekly photo challenge, curve, last week.
My daughter and son-in-law have some lovely and original studio photos of their fur baby. These are my favourites.
It is a beautiful day here today
A perfect morning to get out for a walk
My local walk is along Nutgrove Beach to Long Beach
I walk beside the River Derwent estuary
In our Hobart suburb
Nestled below Mount Wellington
As I look behind me
“The Mountain” is topped by snow
My mind can not compute
A sandy beach is summer
Snow is winter
My conscious thought knows
That the seasons are back to front here
But the odd things still cause me to halt
Snow and sandy beach in the same photo?
I’m linking this to Claudette’s Emotography series.
This photo of “my calm world” here in Tasmania is at odds with the political chaos in the land of my birth.
I am shocked by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
I am not political and voting is not compulsory in the UK. I did not think to register for a postal vote and I admit that I have not read much about the referendum debate. There is more than enough political coverage with a federal election here in Australia on 2nd July.
But I did not expect this result from Britain. The coming days and months will be interesting on a national and global scale.
I hope Britain does not end up with Donald Trump as it’s only friend. The world feels a little crazy right now.
In 1902 this Custom House was built on Hobart’s waterfront.
The building was floodlit in blue light for the recent winter festival Dark Mofo.
This is the same door in daylight.
It is difficult to get photos of the front of the building as four lanes of traffic drive by. I took this one just after sunrise on Anzac Day back in April.
Here are a few more photos from our recent trip to Sydney, showing curves of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
The Vivid Festival added more curves to the sails of the Opera House and lights emphasised the curve of the bridge.
We stayed with our daughter and son-in-law and their cute fur baby Dax. I like the curve of his face and ears, and his whole body as he sleeps.
As we flew out of Sydney, the curves of the coastline were visible below.
My final photo in this post show the curve of a fountain in Hobart. As part of the Dark Mofo winter festival, statues in the city have been part of an art installation and covered in pink shrink wrapped plastic. They stand out and grab your attention.
I enjoy these types of photo challenges – stripes, triangles, curves. They make me look at the world differently. I observe ordinary, everyday things that I don’t notice on other days.
I had several ideas of photos to post today, Sydney Opera House, London Eye, the curve of a beach….
But then we went out for brunch and walked home. So these are my iphone photos from a Sunday Stroll on a perfect winter day.
Curves of chairs, of branches and trees, of blades of grass, of shadows.
DARK MOFO is a winter festival in Hobart that runs for twelve days up to the winter solstice. Multiple locations across the city have free public urban art installations. There are various music gigs during the festival.
It is organised by Hobart’s Museum of Old and New Art – MONA. Their Festivals of Music and Art are abbreviated to FOMA. MONA FOMA is again shorted to MOFO.
A designated outdoor area called Dark Park hosts a range of art events. This year, red light trails guided everyone around the park, to a mirror maze, to light shows and short films inside abandoned industrial buildings, performance art, food and drink stalls, an urban maze created from old shipping containers. Graffiti artists are decorating the outside of the containers each night. Dark Park and the Winter Feast are lit by tall fire beacons and open wood fires.
The mirror maze was huge fun for visitors of all ages, the sound of friendly banter as we kept meeting and passing the same people attempting to find the middle then the way out. In places, an open roof looked up to the night sky, in other sections the high light bulbs were reflected back in the mirrors.
In another urban space, synchronised lights created dancing spotlights on the floor. There was a hushed atmosphere in here as mist gathered then dissipated. Again kids loved chasing the light pools across the floor or posing in the spotlights.
Art has been placed in urban pedestrian subways. I came across this short animation showing on a globe shaped screen. The animation ended with the characters sitting on a bench, reflecting a real bench that was placed in the subway to sit and watch the film.
There are so many unexpected creations in the city. Many have obscure names and I’ve not taken note of the artists, apologies. Some of the art is not to my taste but there is definitely something for everyone and it gets people talking.
The Winter Feast is a highlight of DARK MOFO.
It’s as great time to be in Hobart. I love this city.
Hobart’s Winter Feast is a treat.
70 food and drink stalls.
Seating inside a huge wharf shed with eight and a half thousand candles on the tables.
Additional seating outside on wooden benches and stools.
Bonfires and flames creating light and warmth.
Live music inside and out.
A show case of local Tasmanian produce, small plates, delicious aromas.
A great atmosphere, talking to friends and strangers as we queue for food, share tables.
An expected fifty thousand people to attend over the four evenings.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Feast last year, and it was great to experience it again last night. Bigger and better with different décor and themes.
Mid winter in Hobart is a treat.