After returning from a holiday, in which we travelled from Sydney to Singapore, I am posting some of my observations, which I hope will be of interest.
As part of these diaries I decided to do a series of sketches as illustrations of my experiences. I started these a couple of years ago and find them an enjoyable way of remembering my journeys and I find they enhance my enjoyment of the places I visited.
After a thirty hour journey, somehow losing Wednesday in the process; we finally arrived in the Australian city of Sydney. Our hotel room wasn't available, which gave us the opportunity to explore the city for a few hours and catch up on the changes that had been made since we last visited, three years ago. The improvements and developments to the harbour area was impressive and eventually Circular Quay. where the cruise ships dock will be linked to the Darling Harbour; a keen tourist destination.
Although I did feel sorry for the person who parked his car here!
The next day, after a good nights sleep, one of the places we visited was the Modern Art Gallery. Last time we visited we were on an organised tour and didn't have much time to explore the city.
This was a superb building with a wide range of exhibits.
The MCA Collection contains over 4000 works by Australian artists that have been acquired since 1989. The Museum collects across all art forms with strong holdings in painting, photography, sculpture, works on paper and moving image, as well as significant representation of works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists.
It was interesting to see modern art as well as paintings by a wide range of Aboriginal artists. Not everything was to our taste but in a gallery, as impressive as this, there is always many pieces of art to admire. There were also excellent views from the café at the top of the building, although, the queue was too long for us to get a drink and then sit and admire it!
Also walking around the city, there were several small galleries to visit and large sculptures to admire. Sydney certainly has an impressive arts culture and we were looking forward to seeing more of it over the next few days.