Thursday, November 17, 2011

Horse of a different colour

One beautiful day we decided to stop applying for jobs and do something fun. We made our way to the Melbourne Museum. There was a special travelling exhibit about Tutankhamun that we really wanted to see.
That exhibit was really good but the big surprise was that the entire museum was fantastic! The only baffling part was the dedication to an entire area of the museum to Phar Lap. Apparently he was a really good horse and people everywhere loved him and so they have tons of memorabilia devoted to him. And when he died they stuffed his body and it's there in a glass case. That's all well and good. It's nice to have a national hero. Even if he has 4 legs. My problem with this obsession? Phar Lap died in 1932!!!!  I know that I'm not a horse person but seriously? Some other creature or person must have done something sporting in the last 79 years to take the focus off a horse!



dress: gift
blazer: Ricki's
scarf: ?
leggings: Target
shoes: Quick Brown Fox

Today I am thankful for surprisingly lovely days. You know the ones that go in a different direction than you think that they will but it's actually delightful. 


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4 comments:

Cara said...

Hee hee - horse of a different colour. How bizarre.

laura said...

whoa.. now THAT is what I call DEVOTION.

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Katie, Interrobangs Anonymous said...

If you ever have the chance to go to the Powerhouse Museum - go! It's my dream job (well, that and the Te Papa in New Zealand. Go there, too!)

LyddieGal said...

Haha, that is so crazy. I'm sure no one will ever top him.

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