Monday, October 24, 2005

Goodnight from Sydney

My last post of the day is aimed at art lovers.

I came across a marvellous website the other day called "Web Gallery of Art".

The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture from 12th to mid-19th centuries.

"The collection has some of the characteristics of a virtual museum. The experience of the visitors is enhanced by guided tours helping to understand the artistic and historical relationship between different works and artists, by period music of choice in the background and a free postcard service.

At the same time the collection serves the visitors' need for a site where various information on art, artists and history can be found together with corresponding pictorial illustrations. Although not a conventional one, the collection is a searchable database supplemented by a glossary containing articles on art terms, relevant historical events, personages, cities, museums and churches".

Once you start searching or browsing - it is very hard to stop!

Wherever you may be - be safe!

Photo: "Sun Dial" in Macquarie shopping centre.