Pay no attention to the man behind the mullet... Day 18
Let me just start by saying that I cannot believe I'm in the middle of my third week already and I know I couldn't do it without everyones love & support, so thanks everyone. Anyways, I'm going to start a photo album soon so that I can put up all of my pictures and so that I do not clog this page with too many photos. Today however, this will be clogged with photos. Unfortunately, my video uploading tool isn't working today, so hopefully I can upload some video tomorrow to make up for it. On to today. I played the role of tourist quite well, owing to the fact that I've yet to explore much of the city. Among the discoveries I made today was the Botanical Garden. It is an amazing place, I only scratched the surface of it, as I could spend days in there. There is one peculiar part of it though, quite near the beginning, there is a UFO. Actually it is a prefabricated home from the 1950s that is in the shape of a UFO, but who's counting. After the Botanical Garden, I went over to the Arts Centre and found the most amazing support columns throughout the campus. Each and every one of them is painted in a different pattern, they are all striking. While at the Arts Centre, I grabbed a souvlaki for lunch, which I've been seeing everywhere, but reluctant to eat. It is some sort of Greek food that is quite popular here, and to tell the truth, it isn't bad. After lunch, I caught a street performance by two man act called Ladder & Mullet. Aptly named, Mullet has a voluptuous blond mullet that he enjoyed calling attention to throughout the show. I have some amazing video of his hair and I will post it as soon as I am able. This picture really does the mullet no justice, as we can't see the front. Someday, you will see the legend of Mullet. After the show, I went to the art gallery, which is housed in a very impressive building, but it fails to carry that feeling throughout. There were one or two pieces that I enjoyed, but for the most part, the actual structure was my favorite bit. They finished quite impressively, with a 9 foot tall unicycle, so I left and walked the Avon River. While I was walking, I got an offer I couldn't refuse, a punt on the river. For $12, a punter took myself and an elderly woman down the river. On my way back to the bus station, I caught another street performer's act, but it wasn't nearly as engaging as Ladder & Mullet. He did balance on a bed of nails whilst juggling torches, but he was very rude and not at all funny. Hopefully I can upload all of the ridiculous videos that I took today, I believe it is very important to influence you all with the most amazing mullet that I've ever seen.