xenith: (Lights)
Friday afternoon I caught the bus down to Hobart. I didn't see a point in getting up first thing in the morning to catch a bus when I didn't have to be there in the evening, and there was a Redline bus going down at lunch time. What I forgot was I don't like going to Hobart on Redline. Coming back is OK but going down I don't like. Anyway, I got down there after 5 pm and went to the Alabama Hotel to meet Joee.

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It's a new hotel. "Budget Boutique" is how they describe themselves, and they have pink flamingo lights in the stairwell.


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xenith: (Lights)
A lot of photos again, but mostly from the market so you can skip them, or skip the whole thing. Whatever :)

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So we checked out of hotel, left bags behind their counter and headed down to Salamanca Market.


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xenith: (Lights)
Lots of photos again, but I cut it down from 160 and couldn't delete any more, because there's a lot of cold ones, I mean cool. Also, some nudity, from a distance.

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Good morning! It is morning. If it was night, the hotel would be open.


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xenith: (Lights)
Mostly photos because I don't feel like writing anything. Nothing exciting.

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That blue line is doing weird things.


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There's a cool photo in this post. Literally cool. It was, according to the BOM, 1.8oC. I don't know if that's right, but my hand (I had to take glove off to take photos) was numb from cold. So cool photo :)

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So, in our last instalment we were just the Skywhale at the Regatta Grounds and heading across the waterfront in search of food and a bus.

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xenith: (Lights)
Day 1: Afternoon
Day 1: Evening
Day 1: Night
Day 2: Morning
Day 2: Afternoon

ETWA (Whale Appearance Time) is 5-7 pm, so we head out just after 4 pm to check if Zee is working and to see Spectra being lit. Yeah, at the same time. It happens with third-person plural.

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4.34 pm when I took this photo. It gets dark early, and today is the Winter Solstice.


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xenith: (Lights)
Day 1: Afternoon
Day 1: Evening
Day 1: Night
Day 2: Morning

Need to finish my trip reports before I forget all the little bits. So, during the last instalment, we looked left the recycled art exhibition and had a Devonshire tea at the 24 hour bakery. After this break, we went in search of Antartic tents.

Antarctic tents aren't that easy to find, and required going back to the arts centre to ask the helpful girl there if she knew where they were. She did.

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So Antractic tents, with a voice repeating statements starting with the phonetic/spelling alphabet.


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Day 1: Afternoon
Day 1: Evening
Day 1: Night

A lot of photos this time, but I couldn't bring myself to delete any more. Nothing particularly exciting but just lots of little, well, you'll see :)

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Morning! And a foggy morning it is too.

The first item on today's itinerary is to go whale-hunting, in search of the Sky Whale that is being launched from 8-10 am. The program says Parliament House lawns. Accounts of previous launches say Regatta Grounds. These are on either side of the city :)

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Day 1: Afternoon
Day 1: Evening

Some cool photos now. Or photos of cool things. Photos just can't capture something things. Things you probably haven't seen before, unless you were in Hobart recently, and even then there's a couple not many saw because they didn't go down to look.

Not many words tonight. It's mostly about looking.

Bond store

So we headed out to find the source of the blue beam, out on the Regatta Ground (on the edge of the city centre, just before the river). But on the way we passed the museum, where the Bond Store was open until 10 pm. So we went in, down to the basement to see what was hiding down there. You won't guess, unless you've seen it :)

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Day 1: Afternoon

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Dark Mofo is a project by Mona (and we do know what Mona is, right?), a winter festival to "celebrate the dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light and noise" that ran from 13-23 June, over the winter solstice.

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Trip report, for our trip to Hobart last week for an arts festival. It's just looking at art work and museum exhibits and stuff. Nothing interesting. Also very long, because I took lots of photos. So nothing here.

Museum - entrance

See, hotel room. Boring.

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