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Still to this day in West Australia, there are goldfields remnants of the gold rush days. After the gold boom years from 1897-1923 came the bad years of decay; when the gold beneath the ground petered out and the people … Continue reading
Ben Prior’s Open Air Museum is located in Bayley Street, Coolgardie, in the heart of the the goldfields district of Western Australia. Coolgardie was the site of an initial gold rush in the early 1890s, prior to the Kalgoorlie-Boulder gold rush. This collection was … Continue reading
Frankenstein (Mary Shelley) A Farewell to Arms (Ernest Hemingway) – notice how the gingerbread men are totally ‘armless’?’ Must admit, I have just come back from attending a wonderful annual event. Not only does April 1 represent ‘April Fool’s Day‘ … Continue reading
As a child I remember times when I could not get off to sleep and my parents would say that all you needed to do was count sheep. With that, they would get up, turn my bedside lamp off for … Continue reading
Yarn bombing or yarn storming, is also known as guerrilla knitting, urban knitting or graffiti knitting. It includes colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre attached to ordinary objects in the street. Often these yarn installations (bombs or … Continue reading
Butterflies – Very large collections of butterflies are conserved in museums, colleges and/or universities where they are maintained and studied by specialists known as entomologists. Many amateur collectors and enthusiasts can also be referred to as entomologists. As a hobby, … Continue reading
…so are the immortal words of a great gastronome! Today marks the 13th occurrence of the Edible Book Festival. This is an international event which has been held around April 1 since 2000. (aka The Edible Book Day). Entries for … Continue reading
I never knew shelving could be so hard! This is the winner of the Sir John Sulman Prize for 2013 –Victoria Reichelt. It is an oil on linen 130 x 91 cm From the artist, Victoria says: “With the invention of … Continue reading
Have you noticed how all the latest crazes around town involve the latest term of “a pop-up”? The more common form of pop-ups involve food or entertainment. Regular townies can be exposed to or come across various pop-up food stalls, … Continue reading
The recent release of ‘Hitchcock’ the movie showcases the genius of the man who created world-class suspense films from his ‘Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ series on TV introduced by that fantastic piece of music – ‘Funeral March of a Marionette’ by … Continue reading
Have you noticed how common the term “pod” has infiltrated our vocabulary? I’ll give you an example, not so long ago we got used to our little work cubicles being referred to as ‘pods’ but we didn’t like the term. … Continue reading
Floating art is not street art. Canal boats or narrow boats are often adorned with colourful art pieces within and amongst their possessions. By the latter part of the 19th century it was common practice to paint roses and castles … Continue reading
This is what I call shadow art. All vehicles, whether domestic car, work utility, people mover, bus, taxi, truck, have many facial features. Headlights resemble eyes. The front grille on many vehicles can look like a cheesy grin. Your car … Continue reading