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A Burning Creativity: Bruno’s Garden

Bruno’s Sculpture Garden, within walking distance of the coffee shop in Marysville, is a haven of green tranquillity, and showcases over a hundred sculptures. During my visit to the garden, I kept wondering, “What were you thinking?”  I thought that … Continue reading

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The town that rose from the ashes

I’m really leading up to writing about Bruno’s Sculpture Garden, because it’s been one of the highlights of my visits.  However I have to set the scene first – in Marysville, famous for burning up on Black Saturday. In a few … Continue reading

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That’s why they call them Falls

We went to visit Steavenson Falls (yes, it’s spelled that way, and here’s the proof): All I can say is that Steavenson must have been a mere mortal, whereas Victoria was of course an Empress.  It felt surprising that of … Continue reading

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Chocolate, Crystallography and Wine

I’ve just seen this advert, and it looked awfully familiar. It reminded me of  this logo: …and the model of the Synchrotron building: 2014 was the Year of Crystallography, and we only found out about it on 11 December.  So there was no … Continue reading

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The Long Tale of the Long Drops

A quiz question on TV yesterday was, “Which was the tallest  structure in the world until 1311?”   The answer is obviously the Great Pyramid at Giza (139m) but what happened in 1311? That was the completion of Lincoln Cathedral , though some … Continue reading

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The all-edible pumpkin

We had a pumpkin, or perhaps a butternut, come up by itself in the vegetable garden. Like many puppies, it started off really cute and small.  I was thinking of free food: pumpkin fritters or butternut soup down the line.  Then, … Continue reading

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Skullduggery and Murder Packaged as Culture

The other evening we were at the opera.  Well, at the Opera House….though in fact Melbourne hides the dreaded O word by calling the building The Arts Centre.  The event was merely a talk about the forthcoming production of Tosca, and free tickets were … Continue reading

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