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Australian Antarctic Festival

Australian Antarctic Festival

On Sunday, we went along to the Australian Antarctic Festival:

Hobart, Tasmania is located at 42 degrees south latitude, just 2692 kilometres from the nearest Antarctic continental base.  This location makes the city of Hobart Australia’s Antarctic port and a thriving centre for science, logistics, shipping and crew transport servicing the Southern Ocean, Sub-Antarctic Islands and Antarctica itself.

With a series of exhibitions, open days, school excursions, entertainments and lectures, we want to bring the Antarctic to you over four days.  Join us for a fascinating look at the work we do in the coldest, highest, driest and windiest place on earth.

We had a great time wandering through the exhibitions, climbing into the Hägglunds and the igloos, getting up close to the Aurora Australis, chasing balloons, seeing the Huskies and the pretty painted penguins from little local artists.

One day I might even get to experience the Antarctic in reality.  x

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Open House Hobart

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart

Open House Hobart invites you to be a tourist in your own city. Get out your camera and photograph the buildings and spaces you walk past every day; take a peek at how others live, work and play; and see how the city’s infrastructure works. Look up, look inside, climb a belltower or a rubber tree, and take in the incredible views from different vantage points around town.

This is exactly what we did on Saturday with my parents, who were visiting for the weekend – we had a little peek into a few of Hobart’s amazing buildings … old and new.  With Dad in his wheelchair and James in his pram, we wheeled along to Gibson’s City Flour Mill; IMAS (Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies), The Ordnance Store (Jaws Architects) and Mawson’s Hut.

I loved having a poke around these amazing buildings, to witness a glimpse inside – giving you a whole new appreciation for our fabulous city.

Ah Hobart – I love you more and more! ♥

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

Open House Hobart - Gibsons Mill

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PW1

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Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - IMAS

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Open House Hobart - Ordanane Store

Mawson Place

Mawson Place

Mawsons Place

Mawsons Place

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