Saturday, July 12, 2014

postcard from Brisbane

Last week Kind Dog had some work in Brisbane, which is 1300 kms north up the coast from Melbourne. I joined him after work on Wednesday and we had a lovely few days together enjoying the 22 degree warmth.

Here is the view from the balcony of the flat:
While KD worked on Thursday and Friday I worked on my thesis,

read on the balcony,

and met a really lovely fellow historian of the emotions at the University of Queensland. I don't have a photo of her but here is an ibis I met on the walk back from the ferry.

Friday afternoon was spent at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA - to which I always add a silent 'Pyle') and was very happy to see a piece by one of my favourite artists. This is Simryn Gill's Forking Tongues - a perfectly assembled spiral of chillies and cutlery. Very clever and good. 
On Saturday we explored the rainforest at Mt Tamborine which was magical - full of mysterious pods and seeds, strangler figs and beautiful mesmerising verticals.
and Sunday we went about the same distance in the opposite direction to the weird Glasshouse Mountains, which are the remains of volcanic cores.
Unfortunately I reawakened my dormant back injury and have spent this week at osteopath appointments, resting, taking drugs and feeling sooky.  Fortunately the osteopath is very good and I am being strict about not sitting for too long. That red ladybird above the keyboard is a timer - so I make sure I get up every ten minutes. You can also see evidence of tea (natch), two lots of lovely drugs and my thesis chapter patiently awaiting my attention.

1 comment:

Kit Lang said...

Sounds lovely. Hope you're better soon though! xo