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Bringing the Outside In: Hobart, Tasmania

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Photo Credit: Lucy Gough

Ah, Hobart, you stole my heart! What a great city you are!

For anyone thinking of going to Tasmania, don’t hesitate- just go! It was always on my bucket list and when my partner and I went home to Sydney for Christmas we decided to take a mini-break and we flew down to Hobart with my sister and her husband.

We were there for four days. That’s four days full of sightseeing, second-hand shopping (there are ALOT of charity and antique store), convict tours, and exhibition viewings.

Hobart is very cool, very ‘artsy’ but a little like stepping back in time a bit. Kind of like Sydney might have been in the 50’s. Mostly single-storey, free-standing cottages, terrace houses and old warehouses. Almost no high-rises and certainly no sky-scrapers. It still has a slight colonial feel and I suspect that is because Tasmania’s local economy is built on tourism so they have kept a lot of their heritage buildings and institutions for the thousands of visitors that want to learn more about Australia’s colonial past.

If you head there you MUST go to the MONA (Museum of Old and New Art). I have to say that I am not the biggest modern art fan, but the curation of the space, the art they have chosen (all quite political and thought provoking) and the architecture of the building itself is absolutely mind-blowing. The MONA is perched on a hill overlooking the river surrounded by a vineyard to be reached by ferry or car, and is available for weddings and events. So, no wonder the owner of the MONA, David Walsh, is being praised for increasing international tourism to the area.

If you want to bring a bit of Hobart into your place then check out the items above!

Best wishes,

Lucy

1. Hanging planter with beads, Out There Interiors | 2. Archaic brick slip tiles, Walls and Floors | 3. ‘Have a Seat’ Stool, Design Vintage | 4. Retreat canvas print, Loaf | 5. Pudding love seat, Loaf | 6.  White floret and Vervain paint, Paint by Conran.

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