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I know a City..

Soon, I'll be leaving Hobart heading back to the hills, mainly for economic reasons. I still be coming down here from time to time. For the few years that I've spent in the swell of the city, with Mount Wellington perched above it, and it's rivulet flowing through, it's withering and flourishing suburbs, for all it's cultural backwaters, and for it's cultural richness, it presents many conflicting perspectives and much inspiration.
For in all it's quirkiness, it's a very special place, and one I hope that any who happens to read this can visit some time.
I wandered down to a free art and music festival at MONA yesterday: "on the origin of art" and at the bottom of the museum, three floors down BENEATH the river Derwent, in a fantastic free exhibition, I turned a corner, and came face to face with this:

I paused, and said "Is that.....?" to which the guard responded "Renoir, yes" - and it was the real deal, an actual Renoir, a few feet away from my nose! And this is an exhibition that they let people in (for this weekend at least) for free! There were many more surprises besides. See:

All I can say is, if you're lucky enough to be down this way, definitely stop in and have a look at MONA.

I know a city, guts and all
you have to walk it street by street
feel the timbre of the pavement on your
pound swollen feet
and touch the fuse auger,
of every ageing wall.


Would love to fly the streets of Hobart and track you to the hills, there to whisper to you that your journey was good to us and to yourself a learning curve.
Good luck in your new adventure, I hope this doesn't mean you are out of touch with us here, Yours Ian..

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Yours as always, Ian.T, Sparrow, and Yenti

After the move and the dust settles.. :/ - thanks Ian.

Take care, Chris

Chris Hall - Tasmania

Grossbooted draymen rolled barrels dullthudding out of Prince's stores and bumped them up on the brewery float. On the brewery float bumped dullthudding barrels rolled by grossbooted draymen out of Prince's stores.

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Hobart and your land seems much of culture
Tonight the young russia team plays our
canadian Battlalion hockey lads...
Thirty five dollars a ticket!!
but what a game that would be!

but the wilds...
I miss the lands away from
the city....but as a poor
man living in a city is
the only option!!

thank U Chris!!

Mr Wolf!

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