by Petra Bucheli
Tags: Hobart MONA Shot Tower Taroona model railway museum
Monday 27th February, 2012
In the morning I went to Taroona to visit the Shot Tower. This sandstone tower was once used to manufacture gun bullets. As reward for the many steps I could enjoy the view to the sea and the surrounding landscape. My next destination was MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art. Everybody I met was enthusiastic about this museum. I inspected the different objects until late afternoon. Some of them were even from Swiss artists. As I still had some time, I went to the Alpenrail. Here a Swiss made his dream true and created a paradise for his model railway. The railway is laid out in front of the scenery of Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau (the three main mountains of the Bernese Alps). I learned that the father of the owner emigrated in the sixties to Australia. Back in Hobart I brought my car back, now I can sleep longer tomorrow.