Tuesday, April 05, 2011

A Town Like Ithaca

I feel like we have travelled so very far, only to end up right where we started from. This place is so much like Ithaca in so many ways, we feel right at home. On Sunday we went to the Todd Mall market with our wonderful sponsor family. It did not have much in the way of farmers and produce, but the crafts and art were worth a look. The girls got some cool stuff and we enjoyed people watching. All the hippys made me feel right at home, too! Some differences are the presence of the aboriginal population and the cool artwork they did on the trash cans, er, rubbish bins, I mean.


I loved some of the aboriginal art and will definitely be purchasing some. After the market, we went up to the top of Anzac Hill to check out the view. This is looking North-ish:

And this is looking south, towards the MacDonnell Ranges and our neighborhood: The pictures really do not do the view justice. The area is so green and beautiful, but since we were up there in the middle of the day, it looks washed out. Oh well, take my word for it, it is a lovely view. Click to see it bigger.

7 comments:

sarah said...

Hello from Ithaca! We were so excited to see your post. It looks beautiful. Adam says: it is thrilling to see the pictures and read your descriptiions all the way from Australia!

Send more!

Sarah and Adam

Flo said...

You're in another country!! oh em gee

heymom said...

I love that trash can! So cool!

The rock said...

Your adventure looks absolutely awesome! Much love to all of you!

The rock said...

Your adventure looks absolutely awesome! Much love to all of you!

Hillary said...

Wow! Those pics do feel like Ithaca. We've been thinking about you all a lot!

Ashley said...

You need to buy some of that aboriginal art and list it for sale here. I'd buy. I love cultural art.

And chickens... There are a LOT of gorgeous/good laying chicken breeds in Australia that aren't available in the US. I was looking into importing some fertilized eggs.