Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending another Instameet with the ever more familiar (and growing) group of photographers I’ve been getting to know over the past few weeks. Shene Estate was the venue of choice for this Instameet, organised by @lifecatchme with support from @loves_laughs, @jayedevil and @lovethywalrus. Being without vehicular transport for the … More Shene Estate: Ordinary people, extraordinary challenge.
My first trip to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery was a bit of a rushed affair as I only had an hour before they were closing. As a result I completely missed a whole section of TMAG, the Bond Store Gallery. It is located within the old Bond Store which was built in the … More TMAG: Bond Store Gallery
On Saturday I had the immense pleasure of attending an Instameet in the Huon Valley. What’s an Instameet I hear you ask. Essentially it’s a social gathering of Instagram users who get together to document a particular location or event and get to know one another in the process. I was very pleasantly surprised to … More Nice to Instameet you: A trip aboard the Yukon
Another weekend and yet another awesome adventure in Tasmania. This past weekend I had the pleasure of tagging along on a trip with members of the Australian Centre for Research on Separation Science where my lovely partner Sinéad is doing some post-doctoral research. Our destination was Maria Island, a former penal colony off the coast of … More Hail Maria Island Full of Awesome, Heaven art thou among islands.
Every major town or city has a museum or art gallery, some lucky ones have several but what they all have in common is an appreciation for history, for art and for culture. Rather than having people walk from one building to the other, Hobart decided to put the two together in one, a buy … More Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG)
Prisons, a contentious issue at the best of times are still to this day our main method of rehabilitating criminals and punishing them for their crimes. The means of imprisonment and punishment have changed over the centuries since the earliest form of legal codes was written up in 1750 BC but our current system has … More Port Arthur: A mill to grind rogues honest
Just before we moved up to Mount Nelson we had the time to explore our neighbourhood around Sandy Bay. We took a stroll down to the Wrest Point hotel and casino and then continued SE along Sandy Bay Road towards Long Beach. The buildings and houses along the way reminded us a lot of home … More Long Beach and Little Sandy Bay, Hobart.
Hobart is a rather compact city of approximately 200,000 people which is roughly twice the population of our last home, Pardubice in the Czech Republic. It has all the features you’d expect from a modern metropolis but maintains that delightful charm of a small seaside village, similar to the way Pardubice felt like a small … More Hobart waterfront and surrounds
As part of my plan to get to as many spots in the Czech Republic before we leave, I took a colleague’s advice and went on a journey to the nearby…ish town of Jičín, Northwest of Hradec Králové. Jičín is located in the Bohemian Paradise region (Český ráj) under the Prachov Rocks (Prachovské skály) and is well know for … More Jičín is pretty bitčín
This weekend we decided to take a trip away from Pardubice to unwind and reset our minds after being cooped up in our little apartment for perhaps a little longer than is healthy. I sent Sinéad a message on Facebook on Wednesday saying we should do something this weekend and go somewhere new…..an hour or … More Weekend trip to Olomouc in Moravia.