Japanese Garden with Duck

13 September 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

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We are now on our way back from Tasmania to Canberra.  On our way out of Hobart we stopped in at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.  This first image is in the general part of the Gardens; the rest are from the Japanese Garden.

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When I arrived there, I encountered a duck on a large stone in the middle of the pond, here drinking the water and perhaps contemplating his reflection.

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… Set off here by reflections from the Taiko Bridge.

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A section of the Taiko Bridge with underlying duck.

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Duck and Taiko Bridge reflection again,

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Water dripping out of a water spout, which traditionally would have been bamboo.

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I am now inside the Arbour, looking through at the Taiko Bridge, with duck still posing on rock underneath.

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The Japanese Garden was designed by Mr K Harada of Yaizu, Japan and was opened in 1987.

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I walked around to the other side of the garden and decided to photograph the waterfall. The duck had noticed I was no longer photographing him on the stone so had wandered across to the waterfall to pose for me there.

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No water coming out of this spout but there’s some falling from the sky.

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Camelia, presumably a Japanese variety.

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On the way back we went through back roads in the central highlands.  Here we are looking across the Great Lake.

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And in this last shot we are looking out from Highland Lakes Road with North East Tasmania in the distance.

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Bruny, Mt Hartz, Tahune and Hobart Monochromes

g2 to 4 September 2017,Bruny Island, Mount Hartz National Park, Tahune Air Walk and Hobart, Tasmania

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Links go to posts with the colour versions of the images (where there may also be more information). If an image does not have a link, use the preceding one.

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Marine art at Jetty Beach.

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Probably the remains of the lighthouse jetty at Jetty Beach.

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Surfer near Cloudy Bay.

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Black swans at Cloudy Bay.

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The Neck, Bruny Island.

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Rapids above Keogh’s Falls, Hartz Mountains National Park.

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Hartz Mountains National Park.

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King Billy Pines, Lake Osborne.

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Tahune Air Walk.

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Meerting of Huon and Picton Rivers.

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Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA).

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MoNA

4 September 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

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Our main objective in visiting Hobart was to visit the Museum of Old and New Art (MoNA).

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This involves a ride up the Derwent River from Hobart in a Catamaran.

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There are many wonderful, bizarre and unique exhibits inside the museum but I didn’t take any photographs inside (though I could have done).  I felt it would have been too much just photographing art works without interpretation and that didn’t appeal to me at the time.

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So here are some of the wonderful outside sculptures (in this case also a building).

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We could see this from inside the bulding but it took some exploring to find it.

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The weather held off for us but intermittently there was some very heavy rain.

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This is back to the sculpture of the truck.

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Back on the Hobart waterfront.  I paced it out and this is a 70 foot ketch, of similar size to the one we were soon to sail on.  This is very different though.  Although modern, it is a hybrid replica of ships from say the eighteenth century.  The purpose is for commercial day trips from Hobart.

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Lastly we walked around Battery Point and I photographed some of the charming old cottages.  This is at Arthur’s Circus.

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A bit further on, round the corner on Hampden Road.

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Binna Burra and Tasmania

24 July to 28 July and 19 August to 18 September 2017
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My trips this year are in Australia. At the time of writing, I have just come back from Binna Burra (Lamington National Park, Queensland) and in a few days will head off to Tasmania where I will walk the Overland Track in winter and undertake a “Wineglass Bay Sail Walk” in a 70 foot ketch.

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I visited Binna Burra in Lamington National Park with members of the Canberra Photographic Society, seven of us in total.  This is an upland temperate rainforest area.  We stayed in self-contained accommodation with wonderful views, undertook several walks of up to 17.5 kilometres and journeyed by car to Natural Bridge in Springbrook National Park.

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Binna Burra Index of Posts

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Tasmania Itinerary and Index of Posts

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