Tag Archives: Australia

In search of the illusive whale

We left from Redcliffe, the site where Europeans first settled in Queensland though later abandoned. The coastal area had a country feel, but we weren’t there for Redcliffe’s relaxed atmosphere; we were about to search for whales. Continue reading In search of the illusive whale

Truth behind lies

Above painting: Men in mourning — Maree Clarke

Aboriginal history was glossed over when I was at school, and even today, the depth of the injustice is often omitted. Continue reading Truth behind lies

A touch of Picasso

I skipped most of the old portraits of wigged men and religious motifs that made up part of the National Gallery of Victoria’s European paintings in the St Kilda branch. Instead, I strode to the section where a couple of Picasso’s works were displayed. Continue reading A touch of Picasso

St Kilda Buildings

Across the street from Luna Park was the Palais Theatre where live productions were still held. A facelift was underway while a sea breeze drifted in off Port Phillip Bay.  Years earlier when I’d visited Melbourne, the building had been white. Continue reading St Kilda Buildings