Vladimir Antropov

Everglades

Posted in Observations by Vladimir Antropov on March 25, 2011

As I said before, the garden around Norman Lindsay Gallery was not a masterpiece. To complement the experience we headed to another National Trust property – Everglades – which was all about landscape art.

Everglades appeared to be a large park with numerous terraces built on a rather steep slope ending with a spectacular drop. It was commissioned by a Feltex carpet merchant and cost him, in modern money, 25 million dollars. I wonder if it was an attempt to buy a piece of happiness, because he didn’t seem to have a blissful family life. When he died in 1962 his will revealed that the park was left to National Trust, not to his wife. (more…)

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Norman Lindsay Gallery

Posted in Observations by Vladimir Antropov on March 7, 2011

Recently we went to Blue Mountains and visited two National Trust properties – Norman Lindsay Gallery and Everglades.

Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum are located in Faulconbridge, a few turns away from Great Western Highway. Each turn has a large brown sign directing visitors to the gallery, so it is easy to get there even without a GPS. However, such a device may be handy on the way back, as no one cared about marking the route from the gallery to the highway.

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Chinese Reading Skills

Posted in Observations by Vladimir Antropov on March 7, 2011

Today I overheard the following conversation between two Chinese guys:

“Can you read Chinese?”

“Except for my name and numbers one to ten, no.”

“Oh, then you are missing all the fun of reading grammatically incorrect tattoos!”

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