Tuesday, October 18, 2005

By George, is that the time?

Hard to beleive I know, but today marks the first aniversary of Ben's Adventures: The Blog. Yep, one year already. In that year this blog has mostly been laying idle so my new years resolution is to post more often than I have in the last year. It may not make sense but by George (gotta stop using that) I'm going to post stuff. I like the idea of posting a photo or a series of photos so expect some more of that sort of thing.

Friday, October 14, 2005

The scenery channel...

broadcasting beautiful views 24 hours a day.

This is my desktop wallpaper. I took this photo in October 2004 looking west along the Yarra River from Birrarung Mar. Sometimes when I sit down at the computer I feel the need to put on sunglasses.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Tunnelvision Redux

This is a tunnel on the Sydney Light Rail looking towards Harbourside Convention station from Pyrmont Bay station.

The original Tunnelvision was taken here in Melbourne at the end of platform 1 at Parliament Station looking towards Jolimont/Flinders Street.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Alone in the dark.

Yes that's right, tonight I went to see a movie by myself. People seem to have an irrational fear of going to see a film solo. Don't get me wrong, sharing the experience with others is great, but it's actually not all that much different when you go by yourself. I mean you come into the theatre, sit down, watch some trailers and ads, eat whatever you brought with you (as if you'd pay that much for food, unless it's a really good choctop)watch the movie and then leave. The downside is that you don't immediately get to praise or put down the film, but you can do that latter. The upside is that you get to go and see whatever you damn well want.

In case you were wondering I went to see Wallace and Grommit: Curse of the Were Rabbit at the brand new Melbourne Central Hoyts cinemas. The film itself was > a laugh a minute (in case you didn't get it the ">" is a greater than sign), I recommend that everyone who hasn't already seen it to do so. Just great harmless fun.

The cinema itself was fantastic, the seats were comfy and had extra wide arm rests. As I overheard someone else say, you can still smell that new cinema smell.

I suppose I should give the film a star rating, so I'll give it ****(four stars).

Monday, October 03, 2005

shit weekend

Well here it is 12:30 on Sunday night (actually Monday morning) and I haven't been any further than the letter box since coming home on Friday night. Don't ask me what I did all weekend because it was all rather boring.

Friday was OK though as I went to the Dutch Masters exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. This is a collection of dutch paintings from the 15th and 16th century most of which were on loan from the Rieksmuseum (not too sure how it's spelt actually) in Amsterdam. Most notably the exhibition featured a number of paintings by Rembrandt. One thing that I got from the exhibition was how progressive the Dutch were during this time (arguably they still are in certain ways). Unfortunately it finished today, so now you'll have to fly to Amstredam to see most of the paintings.

We had lunch/afternoon tea in the cafe there and we were sitting at the table next to one of the actors off Blue Healers, not John Wood (I've seen him at the football), but one of the younger constables on the show. He has a really irritating voice, which is what made me look.

After leaving the gallery we had dinner in the food court at Southgate. I had BBQ chicken thighs from Nando's, which were nice, but had to have the mild peri peri as the hot had ran out. I just can't help but think that $11 is just a bit much for 4 skimpy bits of chicken, about $2 worth of chips and and small bottle of coke.