Taking a stroll in my tutu dress in the City Park on a mild, sunny morning.
Tutu (as described by the Urban Dictionary).
A frilly looking sort of skirt, made of tulle and worn by ballerinas and cool people. One can tell when it is worn by a ballerina because the person in question will usually be wearing some form of dance shoe and have their hair in a classic bun.
When a cool person wears a tutu , one can tell because others are always gazing upon them in unabashed admiration and desire. Cool people in tutus can often (but not always) can be found fighting crime , assassinating terrorists and helping old ladies cross the road.
Ballerina- Look at me dancing around in my little tutu.
John: Emma is wearing a tutu . She’s not a ballerina so that means she must be a cool person.I wish I had a tutu.
Passerby: Don’t we all
Now I’m not sure I fit either of those descriptions but when I found this Rundholz dress in Hobart back in Autumn I knew it had to be mine. Although it doesn’t show much in these shots the top is a mix of grey and black in a cotton mix with the black tulle skirt. It ticked my boxes of being easily wearable and something I will wear for many years ahead.
I wore the dress out to dinner with friends a few weeks ago , my dear husband’s comment on the dress – ” that’s a bit much isn’t it”. Maybe, but I don’t care it makes my happy and you really have to swoosh in a tutu.
There was still a chill in the air so I donned my little black Caroline Moore leather jacket. Simple accessories , a silver and black necklace and silver earrings were all the dress needed.
Now for a little tour of our City Park. These blooms are in the John Hart Conservatory , named after an early mariner, merchant and parliamentarian and built in 1933.
The magnificent iron gates and cast iron pallisades are one of the entrances to the park. I often walk in the park but you do seem to notice different things when taking photos.
This is the Albert Hall , one of our most significant heritage buildings , a fine example of Victorian monumental public architecture. It was built for the Tasmanian Industrial Exhibition of 1891-92. The exhibition ran for four months and attracted over 260.000 people. Quite a feat for our small city, that even today only has a population of 66,000.
Just had to include this arty shot of the old gas works because I liked the way it turned out.
Have a good week everyone , Jill. xx
Joining Patti for Visible Monday , Mica for Weekday Link up, Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday, Catherine at Not Dressed as Lamb, Nancy for Fancy Friday Link Up.