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Why Jacaranda you ask? In case you are reading this the other side of the world and are not sure, Jacaranda is the name of a beautiful tree, which blooms around Oct/Nov, mostly in the Eastern states of Australia. Its flowers are the most exquisite shade of blue-purple, the nearest comparison probably being hyacinth blue, so who could not be inspired to write by such a spiritual colour? When the jacarandas start to blossom, you know it's exam time, but you also know that Christmas is just around the corner. It is said that if a jacaranda flower falls on your head as you walk underneath a tree, good fortune is sure to follow, so guess who did a lot of walking under jacaranda trees! Watch this space for changing images of this lovely tree!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Have you ever had a 'Mr Bean' day Part 3?

Still in the National Gallery of Victoria (see previous two postings) I paid for my ticket to see the exhibition by Australian scultptor Ron Mueck (Warning - his site contains nudity). When I totted up the restaurant bill and the entry fee to the exhibition I could have had the exhibition special - a 2-course meal plus a glass of wine and entry to the exhibition for less than what I had so far paid. However, it was all worth it.

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