Traveling Nancy

Traveling around the world as far as I can go.

Alice Springs – Day 1


We flew to Alice Springs this morning and arrived at 11:30.  The time zone here is off by 1/2 hour from the other zones in Australia.  So the time Alice Springs is .5 hours earlier than the time in Brisbane.

We are staying at the Chiefly Alice Springs Resort (resort because they hold conferences here and they have a pool).

Rose and I decided to walk 2.6 km to the Arleen Cultural Center which showcases the beginning and continuing developments of the contemporary Aboriginal art movement, particularly of Central Australia and the Western Dessert.  We crossed over the Todd River Bridge on the way but, of course, there is no water in the river.

We really enjoyed viewing the paintings and sculptures.  I took photos of a few of my favorite pieces.

painting painting-with-wooden-characters-reflecting

There is a light shining on the above piece that makes the clay figures set in front of the painting reflect onto the piece.

painting-3 These are paintings from the Arleen Cultural Center in Alice Springs

These are sculptures at the Arleen Cultu.ral Precinct in Alice Springs

When we were leaving the Center, we saw these birds.

This is a Galeh.



They are Galah and are members of the Cockatoo family.

We walked back into town to check out the visitor information center to check out a tour for tomorrow.   We were just in time to get on the Palm Valley 4WD tour that had been recommended to me by the man sitting next to me on the plane.

We found the Epilogue, a great pub that was recommended by the waitress at the Chiefly Restaurant.  Rose and I are doing a great job of sharing meals.  The quesadilla and 1/2 Halloumi salad was delicious.  It was so nice of the cook to prepare a 1/2 salad for us and it was just enough food.  We enjoyed the light rock music they were playing and both of us were feeling like dancing.

Yes, I learned a new word.  Halloumi is a semi-hard, unripened brined cheese made from a mixture of  goat’s and sheep’s milk, and sometimes also cow’s milk. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled.

I loved the light fixture in the Epilogue.

This light fixture is made out of beer bottles.

Can you see that it is made out of beer  and liquor bottles?

On the way back to the Chiefly I took a photo of the land below the Todd River Bridge.

This is a view off the Todd Rover Bridge.

The  sun was setting about the time we arrived back at the Chiefly.

This is the sunset in Alice S;rings.

Another great day in Australia.

Author: Nancy Panitch

Traveling has been a passion of Nancy Panitch's life and she loves seeing how people in other cultures live. Her travels have taken her to many places within the United States, Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa. Being around people inspires her and she has much gratitude for the kindred Souls that are joining together with her in body, mind, and heart. She moved from Chicago to Portland, Oregon in 1982. It was one of the best decisions of her life. While in Portland she stays very, VERY busy. She volunteers (Inter-Religious Action Network, Human Rights Council, & ushering for various theaters); attends a Unitarian Universalist church; goes hiking with groups (Cascade Prime Timers & Trails Club of Oregon) and also with individual friends. Book groups, movie group, and bridge groups occupy her time as well. Her quiet activities include yoga, knitting, Sudoku, and reading. She enjoys all of these activities, but making time to see her wonderful 4 grandchildren takes priority over it all. She is happy to share this blog and hopes to encourage others to travel.

5 thoughts on “Alice Springs – Day 1

  1. Wow! So very beautiful! Loved the birds!


  2. Enjoying your pictures.


  3. We love your posts Nancy! Please include Jeff’s email. He’d love to get his won. Also, I tried haloumi in Chicago about 10 years ago and loved it!!

    Thanks for sharing.


    Sent from my iPad



  4. Beautiful art and sunset!! >


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