The word Viking was a verb. Norse people didn't call themselves Vikings, they did it - they went out and traded and raided. I was reminded of that when I too went a viking to recover some knowledge from Melbourne Museum's new, temporary exhibit Vikings: Beyond the Legend. While there, as it was the opening … Continue reading Review: Bec went a viking
I ducked in to see Alchemy of Colour at the National Gallery of Victoria, as a kind of respite. It was a dark retreat from a Friday afternoon in the city. It was quiet, and peaceful. It was everything I needed. It was blue. Although the exhibit closes on April 3, most of the works are … Continue reading Exhibition Review: things borrowed, all of them blue
HERODOTUS, the world’s first historian and travel writer, was so impressed by the antiquity of Egypt he attributed to it the seeds of his own culture. And so, ever since the Ancient Greeks caught on, the allure of Egypt has not gone out of fashion. The Romans too, always followers of Greece’s fancies, were romanced … Continue reading Egyptus Aeturnus Australis?