Hobart, Tasmania

On the weekend we visited Hobart for the first time. It was a chilly but cosy place with roaring winds, a fine waterfront market, picturesque mountain backdrops, a deep dark modern gallery, great food, and constant smoky fireplace smell. We stayed 3 nights at a nice Airbnb that put us in walking distance to some great Turkish and Thai food, as well as the historic down town. Did I mention it had a fireplace? It was heavenly. The first day we spent hours at the Salamanca Market, day two was a rainy day in the dark halls of the Museum of Old and New Art, and on the third day we planned to take a bus up Mt. Wellington for a bit of hiking, but the bus wasn’t running because of the snow. Instead we strolled around the Battery Point neighbourhood shops, galleries and coffee shops.

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The only Tasmanian devils we saw. Delish ginger beer from the Salamanca market.
Downtown Hobart.
Downtown Hobart.
This is our place. Left door.
This is our place. Left door.
Heading off on the ferry to MONA.
Heading off on the ferry to MONA.
Last bit of light before descending down these stairs into the rock where all the galleries are.
Last bit of light before descending down these stairs into the rock where all the galleries are.
Cavernous sandstone hallway.
Cavernous sandstone hallway.
Resting after a long day of art.
Resting after a long day of art.
Waiting for the MONA ferry.
Waiting for the MONA ferry.
The MONA ferry is a lot faster than I expected.
The MONA ferry is a lot faster than I expected.
Walking around Battery Point.
Walking around Battery Point.
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The scientific expedition vessel The Investigator.
The scientific expedition vessel The Investigator.
I was there too!
I was there too!
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Christmas in July really fits when it's this cold out.
A pub at Salamanca place. Christmas in July really fits when it’s this cold out.