|Su Ning doing her lazy/moody all black erry-thang|
Our little state gallery is quite an impressive, grand affair isn't it? There's something about big 'ol marble columns that really floats my boat, and it's a shame I don't visit more often!
I did today, and it was quite bloody fantastic.
NSW's state collection is probably rather small in the scheme of things, but it's rather cosy and endearingly curated. Glossy oil-on-canvas Australian and European 16th, 19th and 20th century works were dominant pieces and with things like paintings, there's a real difference in effect seeing them in person.
I'm a bit of a history geek, and it's fascinating (at least for me) to see paintings of Sydney way back when; before the CBD, before the industrial revolution, before all the towering office blocks and shopping extravaganzas.
It's always important to know or at least be aware of the past, and I went away today just that bit more informed and/or 'cultured'. ^^
Me being me though, quickly became more than a little peckish and didn't quite make it to the more comtemporary side of the place, before having to rush off for food before fainting away from hunger.
(not pictured: 2 foot-long subway sandwiches rapidly gobbled up in haste)
And then, since we oh-so-conveniently happened to be in town anyway, why not try that nitrogen ice-cream place that's all hip and trendy right now. The concept is that basically, instead of using ice, or refrigerators or whatnot, the gelato is made on the spot with liquid nitrogen!
I had M&Ms cheesecake, and I have to say, there's nothing extraordinarily amazing about this particular 'type' of frozen diary dessert. But it WAS icecream and it was quite delicious, and was consumer quickly and gleefully.
|bit gimmicky but how novel!|