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WEEK 14 - HOBART

Eight days in Hobart - a town of all seasons

Our first day in Hobart was characterised by a warm, sunny day (with a small shower) and absolutely fierce winds. Wild Oats X1 was the first boat in from the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and line honours winner for the seventh time.

We went down to Constitution Dock to see the boats on Sunday morning. Wild Oats X1 was tied up with the crew stowing gear and the Captain, Mark Richards on his iPhone. We walked around the marina to see the other boats. The other 100 footers, Loyal Perpetual and Ragamuffin were receiving similar treatment and interest from a large crowd. Syd Fischer, the 86 year old skipper of Ragamuffin was on deck early and looking at the other yachts before returning to his own boat.
Mawson Place, Hobart

Mawson Place, Hobart


The line honours winner skipper Mark Richards texting

The line honours winner skipper Mark Richards texting


Wild Oats at Constitution Dock

Wild Oats at Constitution Dock


Wild Oats at Constitution Dock

Wild Oats at Constitution Dock


Loyal, second in line honours of Sydney to Hobart Yacht race

Loyal, second in line honours of Sydney to Hobart Yacht race


Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin


Ragamuffin

Ragamuffin

Syd Fischer and skipper at 86, owner of Ragamuffin

Syd Fischer and skipper at 86, owner of Ragamuffin


Nikata at finish line of Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Nikata at finish line of Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race


Yachts in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

Yachts in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race

We had lunch at Daci & Daci Bakery and then decided we should go to the Taste of Tasmania site. We knew we shouldn't have had lunch earlier when we walked into The Shed as there were stalls with a huge variety of foods, beers, wines and ciders. It was very hard to know where to start. We decided then that we should return the next day.
Crowds in the shed at Taste of Tasmania

Crowds in the shed at Taste of Tasmania


Crowds in the shed at Taste of Tasmania

Crowds in the shed at Taste of Tasmania


Taste of Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania


Taste of Tasmania

Taste of Tasmania

NOMA
The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia. The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection. Walsh has described the museum as a "subversive adult Disneyland."

MONA was officially opened on 21 January 2011. Along with its frequently updated indoor collection, MONA also hosts the annual MOFO and Dark Mofo festivals which showcase large-scale public art and live performances.

The single-story MONA building appears at street level to be dominated by its surroundings, but its interior possesses a spiral staircase that leads down to three larger levels of labryrinthine display spaces built into the side of the cliffs around Berriedale peninsula. The building is largely underground. Most visitors approach by ferry up the River Derwent. There are no windows and the atmosphere is intentionally ominous. On entering the museum, visitors descend a "seemingly endless flight of stairs", an experience one critic compared with "going down into Petra".

Fortunately there is a lift operating for those who don't want to use the stairs.

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art

MONA - Museum of Old and New Art


Mona Roma, the Catamaran that runs from Brooke Street Pier to MONA near cruise ship Diamond Princess

Mona Roma, the Catamaran that runs from Brooke Street Pier to MONA near cruise ship Diamond Princess

Road into MONA also Moorilla Vineyards

Road into MONA also Moorilla Vineyards

Top entrance to MONA

Top entrance to MONA


MONA - top deck with wire cement truck in background

MONA - top deck with wire cement truck in background


MONA - entrance to The Source Restaurant

MONA - entrance to The Source Restaurant


Grounds of MONA

Grounds of MONA


Moorilla Vineyards

Moorilla Vineyards


Mt Wellington - view from MONA

Mt Wellington - view from MONA


MONA - view from B2

MONA - view from B2


The Boss's Car Park

The Boss's Car Park


The Boss's wife's car park

The Boss's wife's car park

Here are some of the art works we enjoyed or were intrigued by.

MONA - B1 gallery

MONA - B1 gallery


MONA - Bit. Fall

MONA - Bit. Fall


MONA - Kuba - a large room with many tv's  running short films (no two TVs or chairs the same)

MONA - Kuba - a large room with many tv's running short films (no two TVs or chairs the same)


MON A - In the Realms of the Unreal by Darger

MON A - In the Realms of the Unreal by Darger


MONA - 2500 year old bead covering for a mummy

MONA - 2500 year old bead covering for a mummy

MONA - Queensland artist Tracey Moffat's Something More

MONA - Queensland artist Tracey Moffat's Something More


MONA - The Berlin Buddha

MONA - The Berlin Buddha


MONA - The Bit Code

MONA - The Bit Code

MONA - The Fat Car

MONA - The Fat Car


MONA - The Palace Door

MONA - The Palace Door

MONA - The Pulse Room

MONA - The Pulse Room


MONA - The Subjectivisation of Repetition

MONA - The Subjectivisation of Repetition


MONA - The Wind Section Instrumental

MONA - The Wind Section Instrumental

Modern art is meant to stimulate discussion and thought, to provoke and sometimes outrage us. Here are two pieces that do exactly that.

MONA - Pupa

MONA - Pupa


MONA - The Arse End of the World

MONA - The Arse End of the World

On Friday we went for a drive to South Arm and Opossum Beach for a drive as this was one small part of the peninsulas around Hobart that we hadn't seen. It was also in the general direction of Barilla Bay Oysters. Opossum bay is a town on the South Arm peninsula south of Hobart. The eastern side of the peninsula is Storm Bay.
Panorama of Opossum Bay Beach

Panorama of Opossum Bay Beach


Opossum Bay Beach

Opossum Bay Beach


Opossum Bay Beach

Opossum Bay Beach


Opossum Bay Beach

Opossum Bay Beach

Opossum Bay with Kingston on the other side of the channel leading to the mouth of the Derwent River

Opossum Bay with Kingston on the other side of the channel leading to the mouth of the Derwent River

On Saturday we headed off to Campania , just a short drive away for a night of free camping. On the way we stopped off for freshly picked roadside cherries and a call into the historic town of Richmond for coffee. We enjoyed our stay in Hobart but were glad to leave some of the windy days behind us and move on up the east coast to the Freycinet Peninsula and our next stop at Friendly Beaches. Our plan was to be back in Launceston on 10 January for my brother Paul's birthday.

Posted by Kangatraveller 19:54

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