Day 25...Circumventing the Australian continent..Deaths aboard ship...Change in course...Bad weather...Rough seas...

The Art Gallery of South Australia has a lot to offer the art enthusiast.
"Sighting on the Ship in Australia"

Classic car display on stairway.
As we wandered along the main boulevard in Adelaide we were excited to spot the Art Gallery of South Australia.  We were surprised  that admission was free since in many cities throughout the world there is a fee required to enter.  That's not to say we wouldn't have been fine with paying a fee. 

Australia has a rich history revered by its citizens.
Australia is proud of its rich history and we've found that many historic venues are free to enter as we've traveled from city to city.  Welcomed by an enthusiastic staff as we entered, we were encouraged to explore at our discretion.

Interesting sculpture.
From this site:
"The Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA), located on the cultural boulevard of North Terrace in Adelaide, is one of three significant visual arts museum in the Australian state of South Australia. It has a collection of over 35,000 works of art, making it, after the National Gallery of Victoria, the second largest state art collection in Australia. It was known as the National Gallery of South Australia until 1967 when the current name was adopted.

The art is appealing as well as the thoughtful displays.
The Art Gallery is located adjacent to State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the University of Adelaide, AGSA is part of Adelaide's North Terrace cultural precinct and had 712,994 visitors in the year ending 30 June 2011. As well as its permanent collection, the AGSA displays a number of visiting exhibition every year, and also contributes travelling exhibitions to regional galleries.

Collection of portraits.
The gallery was established in 1881 and opened in two rooms of the public library by Prince Albert Victor and Prince George, later George V of Great Britain. The present building dates from 1900 and was extended in 1936 and 1962. Subsequent renovations and a significant extension of the building which opened in 1996 added contemporary display space without compromising the interior of the original Victorian building."

Modern art.
After the gallery we continued on the main road finding more points of interest in the beautiful city of Adelaide.  More photos will be presented in future posts.

Wall of Australian leaders and dignitaries.
Now, an update on the ship's situation.  A few scenarios have occurred during this cruise we'd yet to mention.  Sadly, two elderly passengers have passed away on this 33 night cruise from health issues. One of them, we'd discussed in  a prior post as shown here in early November. 

Antique chair.
The second death occurred a few days ago when we all heard the emergency call, "alpha, alpha" followed by a cabin number on the 8th deck.  We were saddened to hear this second person also passed away.

A short time ago, the captain made an announcement that its necessary to make a change in course.  He stated that bad weather in the Tasman Sea is the reason for the change.  But we're speculating that recent damage from several earthquakes may have compromised a few upcoming ports of call, particularly Wellington on the South Island of New Zealand.  We may never know.

Variety of artistic glassware.
In the interim, a change in course will result in the ship visiting the North Island of New Zealand where we recently spent three months living on the alpaca farm.

Statue of two oxen merged together.
We'll keep our readers updated as we continue on over these next several days.
May all of our readers in the US have a very happy Thanksgiving, enjoying time with your family and friends.

Be well.
Photo from one year ago today, November 24, 2015:

In Fiji, last year, it appeared that breadfruit trees continue to produce fruit all year long.  For more photos, please click here.


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