Hints to Lady Travellers has been a) fighting a cold and b) organising her tax return. But she really wants to tell you about her trip to MONA so has taken this break from a) and b) to c) post some pictures and talk about herself in the third person.
MONA is the Museum of Old and New Art, located just outside Hobart. The owner, David Walsh, made his money from gambling (the story goes he came up with a very clever system for beating the casinos) and spent a lot of it on art. MONA is not your typical, hushed-voices art institution. It's idiosyncratic, playful, lavishly appointed and all-in-all, pretty jaw-dropping.
My co-conspirators and I were lucky enough to be staying onsite in one of the MONA pavilions (this is not where I add that our trip was kindly sponsored - we paid ourselves, but I have to say that the accommodation is very reasonably priced for the level of service.)
The best way to get to MONA is by taking the ferry from Hobart. We left at dusk, and were treated to this first view of the museum, looking like the lair of a Bond villain:
That wraps up my Tasmanian adventures - except to add that there is a prize for the first person to correctly identify the source of today's post title.