It was a little bit rainy so the weather was a bit cold & gloomy. We drove 3/4 of the way through the 200+ kilometres of road that makes up the Great Ocean road, winding through some pretty serious cliffs, ocean and rock formation. I think it’s one of the most stunning road trips to take in the country. I mean just look at this place…
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Sidney Nolan’s Rainbow Serpent + Jannis Kounellis’s arte povera installation w/ coal, surrealist installation w/ knife & fish & deadly meat hook/rope noose installation 🙂 + a full metal head w/ electronics & video inside. MONA is brimming to the rafters w/ old & new art. Much has been said about it, but it is really a stunning museum – from the ferry journey to the descent via glass elevator drilled through the sandstone to the art pushing extremes. Not a bad working holiday 🙂
Ancient artefacts, some works I can’t pin to an artist from memory 🙁 but nevertheless was very interesting + a time slice video by Daniel Crooks + Queen: A Portrait of Madonna by Candice Breitz + Pausiris by Paul Bourke & Peter Morse + The Morgue by Andres Serrano – the last two, works installed in what they called The Death Room
Finally made it to MONA after all this time… We were tempted to get the cattle class on the MONA ROMA (the ferry ) cause it seemed funny to sit on some sheep, but it’s chilly outside on the deck at wintertime. Also they serve canapes & drinks inside, and the wine on board is from Moorilla Estate (the boutique winery David Walshe started alongside MONA), which we were curious to try. 🙂
Anyway the museum is stunning. You ascend the stairs, once the ferry docks, to get to the outdoor area of the museum- which overlooks water and mountain. Once inside, you descend again, using a fancy glass elevator that had been drilled through the sandstone.
It felt a bit like paying a visit to Hades & the underworld…
We meant to drive up Cradle Mountain during the day, but left it too late and nightfall came and we were still on the road…. Snow started falling as well. We called the hotel to check if it was safe to drive up and they said that it was. Nevertheless I started to feel a bit nervous because parts of the mountain road looked like it didn’t have side barriers, and not having driven up those roads before – I didn’t know how far down the drop was (later on when we were driving down, I found out that it was perfectly safe). We got to the hotel and snow started falling quite furiously. Luckily they had a fireplace lit up in the lobby and our room had a spa that we could fill with hot water to soak in.
When we woke up in the morning, it was like winter wonderland outside our windows… 🙂
Went walking/hiking in the wilderness. One of the most stunning walks we’ve ever been to. Simply amazing. And coooooooooooooooooold. 😉
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