The looming 4 day Easter break set me thinking about what I want to do over the holiday and I don't want to just fritter it away doing stuff around the house. I was thinking I might indulge in a few cultural pursuits. There are a bunch of exhibitions that might be good to check out, with the added benefit that many of them are free. (Free! Huzzah for free!)
Sydney has an excellent National Maritime Museum and there are some really interesting exhibitions on there at the moment:
- Little Shipmates - Seafaring Pets about shipboard mascots and pets (Awwww),
- Tall Ship Adventure - A Young Man's Journey 1905, New York to Fremantle about Fred Taylor's voyage to Australia told through his photographs and journal entries,
- Bateaux Jouets - Toy Boats From Paris 1850 - 1950
Sounds pretty diverse and interesting. Then next month I might head back to see Summers Past - Golden Days In The Sun 1950 - 1970, which should be choc full of fabulous vintage photos like the one below.
Sunbathers at Bondi, 1956.
I might also take a wander over to the Justice & Police Museum at Circular Quay for the exhibition Sydney's pubs: liquor, larrikins & the law. Then, perhaps a beer afterwards. For research purposes. In fact, while I was writing this entry I just spoke with Young Master O'Brien and he's up for all of the above as well, so knowing the two of us as I do there will definately be beers. And possibily even some larrikins.
And your plans?