Sunday, November 14, 2010

Bike ride to the gallery

We went for a bike ride yesterday.  Well, they did, while I scampered about the National Gallery of Australia checking out the new extension.   It was great.   High ceilings, lots of glass and as it was close to closing time, there weren't many visitors, just the odd tourist in shorts and local ladies in straw hats.  I almost had it to myself and smiled at the guards.

I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition of photographic works by Australian-born Anton Bruehl from the 1920s to 1950s,  According to the gallery spiel, he "created inventive and perfectly realised colour photographs for Condé Nast magazines such as Vogue. His work ranges across advertising, images of stars of stage, screen and socialites to his personal photography in the classic documentary tradition."   Check out some features from the exhibition online.

The bike ride was great hit too.  A perfect day after earlier rain and the paths along the lake were quiet. The grass was so green and the canopy of trees provided ideal shade.  We all went home afterwards for ice-creams in cones.


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