The Royal Academy

Old Uniting Church, Wilmot Tasmania on a stormy day dramatic sky

“The juxtaposition of secular and religious architecture is clearly intentional.” The director of the Royal Academy of Arts makes his position clear. He and the other board members are analysing a contemporary photograph. “This is clearly an example of Pre-Warhollian Art.” “But the emphasis is on the air conditioning unit mounted on the church wall. … Continue reading The Royal Academy

The Grouch

Devoted trainspotter admiring passing steam train in NSW Australia

The grumbly man has come to see the steam train just like everybody else. Everybody else is chattering, excited to see the old machine, but the grump is keeping to himself. What would they know about steam locomotives? “Excuse me,” asks a young man with his daughter. “Do you know why everyone’s gathered at the … Continue reading The Grouch