|12/10/2018. Friday. Warm and sunny
A leisurely start to the day and as we were heading out Ian spotted a market in a park, and thought we needed to check it out. It was celebrating NAIDOC week a little later than in the rest of Australia due to weather conditions here last weekend. We didn’t stay long but went on to the Silver City Mint and Arts Centre, recommended by Pam via text this morning. What a great idea! We saw The Big Picture, the largest acrylic painting on canvas (100m x 12m) of the surrounding hills and scenery. Hazel and I loved the centre with all the displays of silver jewellery, blown glass and other hand made items - the boys enjoyed it also, but maybe not as much as us. We could have stayed there all day. It was a shoppers paradise, and we helped the Broken Hill economy quite a bit! We think we’ll go back tomorrow for a second look.
Our next stop was the old cafe called Bells, famous for their milkshakes. Sadly we were all quite disappointed, not with the setting and the cafe, but with the snack for lunch and the milkshakes. The waffles were very ordinary and dry and crumbly and the milkshakes very, very sweet. Never mind, we enjoyed looking at the memorabilia. Some things we still have in our cupboards at home......scary!!
A visit to the Miner’s Memorial and lookout overlooking the city and beyond was followed by a visit to Pro Hart’s Gallery which is a must and it’s always enjoyable to look at his work and his 4 Rolls Royce cars, one painted in his typical style.
Our terrific day finished with Hazel & Ron sharing their dinner with us. Yum!