D and I spent most of Sunday painting (and can I just say that I have on more than one occasion thought that the decision to paint the apartment ourselves - with its 12' high walls, skirting boards, picture rails, archways, pressed metal ceilings etc etc etc - has probably been one of our more crazy ambitious ideas), and decided to get out of the house for a little while in the afternoon to take some photographs. We headed to the University of Sydney, catching maybe the last 45 minutes of light before the sun slipped below the horizon (it was a mad rush to get out of the house when we realised the time). I love sandstone buildings, especially when bathed in that beautiful afternoon glowiness, and the Great Hall* was even more impressive than I remembered. I would have loved to have sneaked in somehow, but we were already getting the eye from campus security cruising past at regular intervals so I was a little concerned about even trying ...
So that was a lovely reprieve from the house stuff (incidentally, since we started painting, we have observed little kamikaze insects [which we have never otherwise seen flying about the place] that insist on landing on fresh paint and promptly dying in it. It is the strangest thing, and both sad and irritating).
Aand that's about it from me for now!
* in case you are interested in receiving the Shortest History Lesson Ever, the Great Hall was designed by Edmund Thomas Blacket in 1854, and opened to the public in 1859.
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