Saturday, January 13, 2007

Last Saturday, while Mum was visiting, we took a trip on the CityCat. We travelled up to South Bank and went and saw the National Treasures exhibition at the State Library. It was fascinating, and well worth the trip.
We are truly lucky to live in such a beautiful city. The weather was glorious, not the scorching summer heat that January usually brings. I got a bit snap happy on the boat, as you can see.

The kids love passing under Story Bridge. I prefer gawping at all the fancy homes along the river banks. The colonial ones are my absolute favourites, simply grand.

And here are my three children, Happy, Grumpy and, in the background, Silly! Joshua napped through most of the Exhibition, much to the relief of myself and countless other library patrons. He made it known that he did not wish to be there right before he crashed! Samara and Christopher enjoyed the kid's brochure they were given as we entered. In each section they had to locate an item, given a partial picture as a clue. Then they had to complete a task relating to the item. For Ned Kelly's helmet they had to draw a picture of what it would look like looking out of the helmet, etc.

The treasures exhibited were so exciting to an amateur historian such as myself! Henry Lawson's pen, a full convict uniform, Captain Cook's ships log, and so many other amazing items. I could have stayed there all day, but ended up resorting to buying the guide book, a wealth of extra information. I found it all very inspiring.


5 comments:

Margaret said...

Yes you do live in a beautiful city! Love the picture of the kids. I'm glad all three enjoyed the exhibit (even if Joshua had to be sleeping to enjoy it!).

Vicki said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. I know I would have loved going through the museum too. Beautiful pictures.

Kelleigh said...

Hi Emma!

Sounds like you had a great time at the exhibition. Sounds interesting, I love history too. We've just been to see an exhibition in Canberra, the 'Egyptian Antiquities from the Lourve'. I love aracheology and comparative theology, so this was a real treat.

Yes I'm back, hopefully for the longer term this time.

Kristin said...

What gorgeous pictures...but my favorite is the one of the kids. It sounds like a wonderful day and the exhibition sounds amazing.

~Velda said...

What lovely photos of the city and your children. We had an episode of "don't want to be grocery shopping' with Zoe last week that resulted in a crash nap too lol....I feel for you! I love when you share photos of Oz, it's so beautiful!