Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Hatred, which could destroy so much, never failed to destroy the man who hated, and this was an immutable law.

Purple flower. Royal Botanical Gardens, Hobart. October 2011.

Today I am in Launceston. If you have not been to Launceston, you are not missing much you are missing out.

Launceston was the site of the first use of anaesthetic in the Southern Hemisphere (appropriate enough), the first Australian city to have underground sewers (well needed) and the first Australian city to be lit by hydro-electricity (light is always welcome).

Launceston has an incredibly ugly flag.

There is not much more that I can say for Launceston, other than "must try harder".


Roddy said...

Where did you come up with your information, on a flying visit to Launceston?!

Kris said...

Been there and back!