The Heidi Modern Art Museum in Bulleen, just outside Melbourne, had a small section on Albert Tucker whose work had a distinct Australian feel. The colours bled of the Australian landscape. From the gum trees, I could almost smell the eucalyptus oozing off the synthetic paint. Continue reading Albert Tucker
Even if you don’t venture inside the Heidi Modern Art Museum in Bulleen just out of Melbourne, meandering around the vast grounds you’ll discover an array of sculpture. Continue reading Heidi’s Outdoor Sculpture
There’s not much that’s free these days, but on a recent visit to Melbourne, I discovered the tram system within the inner city limits, was free. Continue reading It’s free?
Melbourne was full of both old and new buildings. I liked the contrast of the decorative earlier architecture against the smooth, bland glass of modern structures. Continue reading Old and new
Fortunately, the hike up Little Bourke Street into Chinatown was worth it because of the Chinese Museum. Many of the pieces on display were on loan from a local interested in Chinese history.
Because ancient Chinese believed in the after life as in ancient Egypt, jade burial suits were a relatively common discovery. Despite the extravagance, it was believed that the jade would preserve the body. Continue reading Melbourne’s Chinese Museum
Stretching across two blocks of Little Bourke Street, Chinatown’s entrance was impressive. Once inside however, I found there were more restaurants from other parts of Asia than China. Continue reading Melbourne’s Chinatown
Markets anywhere offer an insight into the foods worth savouring. South Melbourne Markets were no exception. From the freshest vegetables, fish or meats to curry leaves, these markets had it all. Continue reading South Melbourne Markets