First up was Living Desert Sculpture Garden, a set of sandstone sculpture on a hill called Sunset Hill some 5 km north of Broken Hill. Given that today was expected to be very warm, if not hot, it seemed like a good idea to start off with this.
Entrance fee was by honor box, $10 per car, and you then drove a winding slow road up the hill to this, just magnificent place.
A truly eclectic mix of sculptors, both white and aboriginal Australians, Syrians, Georgian and even 2 Mexicans.
A great new expression crossed our path here. While the sculptors were doing their work here, it was all quiet, with kangaroos around them, except for the "odd inquisitive soul", see board below. Great expression.
Inside is much bigger that it appeared from the street. 3 levels and also going out towards the back. Part of the gallery is his studio, with stuff absolutely everywhere.
Lots of paintings from various parts of his life, including a dragonfly on a piece of Stainmaster carpet for those of you who remember that old ad. We asked what came first, the ad or the painting, and the answer was that the ad came first. The lady there didn't know why he painted on a separate piece of carpet after the event, but he must have had his reasons. Apparently, some people think that the piece of carpet is lifted from the ad (don't think so, as the food Pro used to "paint" would smell pretty awful by now).
Bells Milkbar is a 1950 style milkbar in a spot that has provided refreshments for some 100 years or so. Probably very little has changed inside for the last 60 years or so. Milkshakes served traditional style and very good.
Barrier comes from Barrier Highway, the main highway that crosses Broken Hill.