Sunday, part 1.
A perfect lead into an afternoon spent at the Mardi Gras Fair Day (see below), was a Sunday morning stroll with the good ladies of the cloth. James spotted that the annual GLBT Mardi Gras walking history tour with the Sisters Of Perpetual Indulgence was going to be a tour of Newtown this year. So this morning I met up with James and Graeme to learn more about the history of my much beloved homo 'hood.
So much fun! Not only were the Sisters sweet, lovely and entertaining, but the whole exercise was very educational.
'Cardinal' Robert French from the Pride History Group and the Sisters lead us through Newtown, eventually ending up just a few blocks from the GLBT Mardi Gras Fair Day (see the entry below). Newtown has such a history as being a gay friendly neighbourhood, and quite a chequered past. More than I realised, really. Am I adding my own little stamp on the homo history of Newtown for the future? Maybe!
Sister Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation II (left) and Sister Salome Of The Ninth Mystic Rhinestone (right) had lots of first hand history to share!
The only drawback was the weather, with some incredibly heavy rain squalls that fortunately were gone 10 minutes after they started. Until another one came along that is! (It sort of became the pattern for the day really.) Still, we opened our umbrellas, huddled together, listened a bit harder over the downpour, and let the fun continue.
Such a great start to a wonderful day!