Muriel (…and then some art)

ArtGalleryNSWThe sun is back – for a day. Still, I followed my usual routine of blogging, sorting pics and booking stuff in the morning in my corner Café, cute Forbes&Burton on the corner of, you guessed it, Forbes and Burton Streets.

After that, a stroll through the parks towards the Art Gallery of New South Wales. I have been there on my first day in Sydney, but didn’t see it all, so I went back (even though it was sunny outside).

I could’t really decide what to do, after eight days of grey and rain, who’s prepared for outdoor activity…? But I’m glad I went back, I saw their modern art collection, parts of which I had missed the last time.

The museum is great, but could use better signage. There were three lower floors full of art that are somehow not properly announced… you just have to walk down and discover…

After that, a quick dumpling late lunch and then movies with Rajiv. It was the 20th anniversary screening of one of my favorite Aussie movies: Muriel’s Wedding.

It’s hilarious, even 20 years down. It’s funny and sad, a great lesson about valuing – and being – yourself…. And it’s the movie that put Toni Collette on my map, one of my favorite actresses.

After that, dinner in fabulous Home Thai, in the CBD, with Rajiv and his friend Martin. We were sweating from the spices, and stuffed from the portions. No pics of the food, I get too many complaints about the food pictures here.

All in all, a great relaxed day in Sydney.