In Italy, Christmas continues until 6 January which is a national holiday celebrated as the Feast of Epiphany across the country. It marks the end of the Christmas season and celebrated with the birth of baby Jesus to the Magi (known as the three wise men). However, since the fourth century the birth of Jesus was moved to 25 December as we know it today. Continue reading “La Bafana Giorno”
This month the theatre made a comeback in Adelaide after months of lockdown. It was also the month that our historic, heritage listed Her Majesty’s Theatre reopened after months of restoration. It’s grand opening with the State Theatre of South Australia’s production of Gaslight last week saw theatregoers happily return. Continue reading “Adelaide’s Theatre Revival”
People are curious creatures. The thought of dark hidden tunnels and secret passageways underground fuels an adventurous spirit. There is on such building in the Adelaide central business district which can fulfil your adventurous curiosity. The Old Treasury building is oldest colonial and most historically significant building in the city with a mysterious tunnel system beneath. Continue reading “History Beneath the Streets”
Central Australia is a popular destination, especially for visitors who flock to take in the magical views of Uluru. The red brown rock, shaped like a jelly mould, has a history dating back more than 60,000 years which can be best appreciated by helicopter or guided walking tour around it. Uluru is home to the Anangu Aboriginal people who are happy to talk to you about this sacred site located on Pitjantjatjara Lands. Continue reading “Beginners Guide to Uluru”
The annual Anzac Day march, which has been a tradition since the end of World War One, has been cancelled across Australia and New Zealand. However, many people will still commemorate the day by lighting a candle and standing out the front of their houses. A united tribute remembering those who fought proudly for their country. However, there is still one tradition that all Australians can still enjoy from the safety of their homes – the humble Anzac Biscuit. Continue reading “History of the Anzac Biscuit”
Australia really is a sunburnt country, a land of sweeping plains – as the poem goes. One just has to set foot into the Central Australian outback to experience a whole different view to our country.
Continue reading “A Sunburnt Country”
It is impossible to try and understand what it was like for the men and women who lived, and died, during World War One. However, that does not stop us remembering the sacrifice they made.
Continue reading “Lest We Forget”
The narrow twists and turns of Mykonos’ streets were designed in a way to confuse the pirates who roamed the high seas of the Mediterranean centuries ago. Continue reading “Pirates of Mykonos”
I will always love this photo I took of the Pantheon in central Rome. During the day the piazza is hot and crowded. But when the sun goes down the city vibe makes Rome even more magical. Continue reading “Photo of the Month: Illuminations”
Dawn was not only the start of a brand new day, but it was a strategic defensive tactic employed by the military. The early morning light, as the sun slowly rose slowly over the horizon, played tricks on the eyes. In war, it was the perfect time to take advantage of your enemy.
And so was born the Anzac Day Dawn Service. Continue reading “Strategic Dawn”