Tasmania: Hobart and the coast

Posted in Uncategorized on January 1, 2010 by skelch
Hobart coast

View of downtown Hobart

Afternoon sail on the Lord Nelson boat

The Hobart School of Art

Mt. Wellington
Mt.Wellington waterfall

The Hall, Allison and Smith family
Penny and John Smith
John and Penny’s house
Christmas festivities

Nice picture of Pat and Di…
Sloop Campground, Bay of Fires, Tasmania
Amazing view from campsite!

Bay of Fires, Tasmania

With Artists Jerzy Michaelski (left) and Peter Adams (right) watching the winner come in from the Sydney Hobart yacht race

Peter Adams sculptures
Peter’s bench overlooking view on his Nubeena property
Amazing view from Peter’s Windgrove property, Nubeena
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peacock looking through bedroom window

Savoring the last few moments of the trip!

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Melbourne

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by skelch

Melbourne's Chinatown

Mira Gojak @ National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Ben Nicholson @ NGV

Sean Scully @ NGV

Great Picture of Donald's, @ NGV

Matthew Rogers painting

Samantha Everton, photograph

New Guinea mask---love it!

Coastal Drive: Canberra to Melbourne

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by skelch

Donald with friend, Sally

Sally's dim sum hot tub (DF design)

Tuross Head

Gorgeous water here!

Coastal Camping at Aragannu

View of beach from Aragannu Campsite, Mimosa Rocks

Amazing sky our first night at the beach

Ah, the sabbatical life!

Surprise visit from a wallaby

then her estranged teenager showed up to check out the menu

we saw a 2 foot Goanna on a trail

then Donald saw a wombat

The Crimson Rosellas loved Donald's cookies

Blue Bottles wrap themselves around you and sting you in the ocean!

Cute guy at Pambula Beach

Pambula beach

Hiking through the sand dunes

Sand Dunes at Point Hicks

Time to take a shower, Donald

went on a 30 mile hike to/from a lighthouse at the tip

arrived at the Wilson's Prom lighthouse

view from the lighthouse

enjoying beautiful Wilson's Prom

burnt trees from fires, Wilson's Prom

Sydney, Blue Mts., and Canberra

Posted in Uncategorized on December 6, 2009 by skelch

The Mad Hatters

Camping in the Blue Mountains with Kerry and Grahm

Dinner with author, Linda Javin

Textile artist, Liz Williamson and Tony Stirton

Glass artist Richard Whitely and wife Anne, Canberra

With artists Tony Twigg and Gina Fairley

Dinner with glass artist Nick Mount, Pauline and Peta

Sculptors David Jenz and Wendy Teakel

Bert Flugelman @ Art Gallery of NSW

Strand Shopping Arcade, Sydney

Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist, AGNSW

Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist, AGNSW

Dobell Drawing Prize Finalist, AGNSW

Early Ben Nicholson @ AGNSW

Sydney, Australia

Posted in Uncategorized on November 10, 2009 by skelch

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View of the Sydney Opera House from the Botanical Gardens

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Close up of Opera House

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Sydney Harbor

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Sydney College of Art (moved into an Insane Asylum--how perfect!)

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24AnnaGordon

Cousin Anna and hubby Gordon

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Cousin Jess with daughter Ellie and Trevor

26BeckPrego

Cousin Becky is 4 months pregnant with twins!

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Cousin Sam with girlfriend Sophie

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Gorgeous Bondi Beach, Sydney

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Bondi Pool overlooking the ocean--how beautiful is this?!

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"Sculpture by the Sea" installation

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MCA Art Exhibit, Sydney

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MCA Art Exhibit

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Textile Show, Sydney

Heron Island, Australia

Posted in Uncategorized on November 10, 2009 by skelch
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Heron Island is a small wildlife research island, located near Gladstone at the bottom of the Great Barrier Reef

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great trees!

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There are birds everywhere here--the noise is intense!

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"Noddy Turns" birds make crappy nests--bad design...

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nice morning walks: 4:30 am search for turtles, 5:30 am watch the sunrise

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Donald found a turtle burying eggs one morning (then back to the water)

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The trail back into the water (before the tourist come!)

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Donald caught a shark going by in the water behind the turtle

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lots of sting rays "skates" in the shallow water in the afternoons

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Sharks AND stingrays in the shallow water makes it hard for wimps like me to swim

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Sunrise at 6am

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Sundown

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Turkey Music Tour

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2009 by skelch

 

Tour leader and KALW DJ, Dore Stein, and Turkish singer Sumru Agiryuruyen

Tour leader and KALW DJ, Dore Stein, and Turkish singer Sumru Agiryuruyen

Sumru and Cenk Erdogan

Sumru and Cenk Erdogan

Roma Gypsy clarinetist, Selim Sesler

Roma Gypsy clarinetist, Selim SeslerSelim's band performance

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Nancy, Kent and Turkish friend

Nancy, Kent and Turkish friend

Okay Temiz in his studio

Okay Temiz in his studio

Okay Temiz's studio

Okay Temiz's studio

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Hillary plays the water instrument

Hillary plays the water instrument

Donald making noise with Dore

Donald making noise with Dore

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Hillary, Nancy and Brenda

Hillary, Nancy and Brenda

Lunch with the tour group

Lunch with the tour group

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architecture history tour

architecture history tour

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