Today was a good day!

I’m joining in with The Daily Post’s writing prompt this week: “Today Was a Good Day.”

Last Friday I spent the day with my lovely Sister in law and it was a good day!  We both share a love of art and creating art and for us a part of that is visiting the Art Gallery in Sydney NSW each year, (more often if we can) to see the Archibald Prize exhibition, along with the Sulman and Wynne Prizes.


These exhibitions are usually filled with controversy and the unexpected.  Art. There were a handful of paintings that I really liked and I snapped the two shown below, with my phone. The lines and light are a result of the lighting in the gallery.

Hover over the images to see descriptions.

There are many more artworks and you can read more about them – and view the exhibition finalists at the Art Gallery NSW website – here.

This time there was another amazing exhibition on the work and life of Julia Margaret Cameron – a phenomenal woman photographer from the 1800s, with a very unique approach to taking mostly portraits. She was not conventional and not a popular photographer in her time. I wasn’t able to take any photos of her work and it’s completely understandable – but it’s so worth a look and you can view it here. I found her to be very inspiring!

About our day:

Our day started with a train trip to the city. We then wandered through Hyde Park…

..and made our way through the Domain on our way to the Art Gallery.

The Domain is a large area of parkland in Sydney and there are the most wonderful old trees – Moreton bay Figs. They are truly wonderful with stories of their own. I think they might just come alive at night!!

Time goes so quickly at the Art Gallery – after a great day we made our way home again with tired feet and smiles.

It was a very good day!

All images (except for the 2 mobile phone shots) were taken with a compact camera on a very glary beautiful sunny day 😀

30 thoughts on “Today was a good day!

  1. the figs are definitely works of art too – some very nice shots of your good day – specially like the light inthe parks vista

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    1. The figs are amazing Laura.. and huge! They really are nature’s works of art… and so fantastic!
      It was quite a balmy day for winter. So glad you enjoyed them. 😃


    1. The exhibition is always enjoyable Jules. So much variety. It always gets you talking 😜
      You can view it online, although I know it’s not the same as being there.
      The trees are so fantastic.. and huge! 😃😃 ..and yes 😜

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  2. Robyn gorgeous shots..i was last in Sydney for the Olympics…many moons ago and missed seeing a lot of the area..these pictures really inspire me to get back and see more ..looks like a gorgeous day there indeed 🙂

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    1. Morning Bev 😃
      That was a while ago! This is a great time of year for wandering in Sydney – mostly low humidity.
      It was a pretty lovely day to be out and about.
      Oh yes do plan a visit. The city is a great place to explore especially with the camera 😃


    1. Thanks Max 😃
      Glad you had a chance to view some of the exhibitions. I always enjoy the paintings too, but I felt so lucky to see Cameron’s exhibition. It really was unique and inspiring.


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