Thursday, 24 February 2011
Minibreak part 2 Canberra
After lunch at Grazing we drove into Kingston where we were staying. I had booked an apartment right across the road from Silo bakery so we could go there to purchase bread and various other baked goods and have breakfast. Sadly they are not open on Mondays (due to a previous disappointment I already knew they were closed on Sundays.)
We walked to the Kingston bus markets and and purchased some tea and handmade pasta and then decided that we should make the most of our freedom and go to the movies. The choice of movie was a no brainer (True Grit) and so we had an early dinner at Madam Woo (across the road from our apartment, then walked to Manuka for the movies.
The exhibition was amazing, the fabrics and colours were so striking. If you want to read about it go here. In the meantime here are some photos. One of the amazing things about the costumes is that the NGA own them. They were purchased at an auction in the 1970's for 3000 pounds and some still have make up marks and signs of wear. Below is my favourite (the Squid!).
The exhibition is on until the 20th March. Definitely worth a trip and make sure you go on any day but Sunday or Monday so you can also go to Silo.
Posted by jetlagmama@themanor at 15:38