Our State Government has spent millions of dollars promoting Queensland in an effort to jump start tourism with the recent relaxation of Covid 19 restrictions. Now I know I’m being judgemental ( Sorry LA, Waking Up On The Wrong Side Of Fifty), but MORONIC: point me to a Queenslander who doesn’t know the location of the Great Barrier Reef.
The Northern Territory Government had the right idea in handing out tourist dollars to the first 200,000 Territory travellers, bypassing the Marketing gurus completely and putting the dollars directly into the hands of those who would share it amongst small business. Love your work…..
However, good breeding dictates that one must not discuss politics before supper and/or a bottle of vino.
Some five years ago a movement began in Western Australia to beautify the landscape and encourage tourists to rural communities by using silos for murals.
Yep, painting murals on silos depicting regional history and points of interest.
This has since grown to become The Australian Silo Art Trail and continues to flourish and attract thousands to regional centres. There are currently 36 painted silos which can be covered in six Silo Art Trail road trips in five states, as well as artworks on 40 water towers.
I’ve just purchased the Silo Art Calendar for 2021 – because I’m optimistic that we will get through this wretched year – and am amazed by some of the stories reflected in the artwork.
If you are interested in learning more go here:
So ready to pack my bags. My feet are growing mouldy.
For best results when traveling throw out the bloody GPS.
“ Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a Storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta