Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Buildings behind the Adelaide Art Gallery

While having lunch at the gallery I sketched the interesting barge boards on the buildings along side. I have no idea why they had these holes cut out or even how old the buildings are, about 1880 at a guess.
After hair cuts and a visit to my mother we went to see the Egyptian artifacts from theLlouvre which are on show at the moment, and they were very interesting, I love the simple lines carved into so much of the stone that was on show.
From there we went to the Museum and saw a quirky and fun travelling exhibition of the Alice Springs Beanie show (a beanie is a knitted hat) and the very interesting exhibition of the Muslim Cameliers who were so influental in opening up the centre, both with exploration and later brining in supplies to outback stations.
A great day.


Keith said...

Sounds like a fun-filled day. Like the drawing.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Golly gosh,you do get around Penny - Cameliers, Egyptian mummies, and beanies all in one day!
Those bargeboards with the cut outs seem to be common in houses built about 1900 in Geelong. There are many like this around the suburbs here.

Penny said...

I see that I have spelt cameleers incorrectly, well i was never much of a speller. I dont think I remember any others here with those cut outs, perhaps they came from victoria!

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

I have no idea how to spell that word. I have never heard of it before. I like your Egyptian dog drawings above.