If you are hoping for some fantastic shots of this Tadao Ando building, don’t go on a rainy day – the grey skies won’t do it justice and there is no shelter for you and your tripod while you set up the shots. A clear Autumn day would be good […]
We stand on ceremony here. Young women robed in white by Taishi Nobukuni direct the rituals—this way please, take a seat, form a queue. Cameras reluctantly stowed, we follow directions, wait our turn, and wish we’d worn nicer socks.
When visiting the Regional Museum in Urumqi, we find ourselves in another Xinjiang. Don’t grimace – this mummy is from 800 BC. A relatively young ‘un, this Quiemo Female Mummy (above) is one of the many beautifully-preserved and expertly-displayed relics at the intriguing Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region Museum. She’s 160 […]
History buffs and architecture aficionado probably know that Walter Burly Griffin and Eric Nicholls designed several groundbreaking incinerators for Sydney during the interwar years. Not me though, I was unaware of these buildings before I received an invitation to John Young’s exhibition, Modernity’s End: Half the Sky – Two Australians in […]