Just a quick post about today... Rosemary goes for a long bike ride every morning that she's not working so I decided to start my day by taking a 'cultural' walk. I wandered through town and found Lenin Park where an austere image of the great man stands proudly.
Near by there was a huge tower with some intriguing brickwork. In the garden round the tower there were huge trees with a fascinating tracery of vines on their trunks...like something out of a Tarzan movie.
|The citadel tower.|
|Outside the Army Museum there was this wonderful looking wall, I took this shot then cracked up when I got closer and discovered that it was actually made of plastic...like a billboard but without the advertisement.|
|View from across the street...the paving around the monument is absolutely spotless...swept clean as a whistle.|
|My smashing new sandals...all ready for the Australian summer.|
We were amused to see a family come in for dinner with their little dog. Apparently there's no such thing as Health and Hygiene rules over here. We did snicker about how vigilant you would have to be taking a dog to a restaurant...I know...simpleton humour!
|Quite cute, it looked a bit like a white peke.|
|I bent down to pat it but the owner quickly warned me off...apparently it was in for dinner too and wanted a bite of me!|
After our meals and a shared plate of fresh fruit the bill turned out to be quite reasonable after all.(only 60,000vd each) we set off for the movie theater. Thankfully the sound was loud enough to drown out the noise of the audience using their mobile phones all the way through (well, they weren't listening to the dialogue were they?) and the seats were really quite comfortable. The back's sort of tilted back like a mini Lazyboy recliner but they didn't lock in place, so you spent the night almost rocking back and forwards; a bit unsettling but I got used to it quickly enough.
What a busy weekend we'd had, we'd found the markets, a great movie theater, and I'd discovered Rosemary's favorite street-side restaurant.