About Monica U
Lives in Sydney, Australia
Since Jan 2014
35-49 year old female
Globetrotter, foodie and lover of good festivals, digital marketing and writing. I have visited more than 80 cities around the world but have called Sydney home for the last 10 years. Previously , I lived in Cancun, Mexico and Playa del Carmen for 5 years and learnt to scuba dive. Having a partner that skies, Queenstown is one of our favourite destinations both in winter and in summer, and just a little "jump" from Sydney. Nothing gives me more pleasure than to cook a meal and share it among friends.
Queensland Museum is great to see specific exhibitions. I would recommend looking at the website and checking the calendar. The Anzac Centenary Gallery, which opened in March 2014 to commemorate 100 years since the 1st World War, is an excellent one.
The Museum of Brisbane is an excellent place to start your 'cultural exploration' of the city. Located centrally at Brisbane City Hall, this museum explains the history of the people of Brisbane, their compelling stories, and the history of the city itself.
Do you love boats? The Queensland Maritime Museum is my favorite place to explore the history of many vessels including the WW2 ship, the Diamantina. Have a wander around some of the restored rooms inside the boat and feel like a sailor for a day!
If you are interested in Australian aboriginal culture, the Queensland Art Gallery has one of the best exhibitions in the country. You will get some interesting insights about the history, stories and art of Australia's first peoples and cultures here. It is fascinating! The museum also hosts traveling exhibitions throughout the year.
The Gallery of Modern Art always has been a 'step ahead' in bringing modern art to Australia, with one of the largest collections in the Asia-Pacific region. The David Lynch: Between Two Worlds exhibition is particularly great, featuring a mix of art, music and film.
If you are curious about Australian art from 1960 onwards, the QUT Art Museum is for you. It does not have a massive art collection, but the pieces here have been acquired based on excellent quality and extraordinary skill. Not a bad way to spend an evening!
Entering this museum feels like you went back in time to WW2 in the year 1942. Imagine a placid, country town with less than 350,000 people, suddenly transformed into the Headquarters for American Military Operations, with over 100,000 troops either stationed there or passing through. Come and 'feel' the history.
Imagine a police headquarters housed in a tent. This is how it was back in 1864. The Queensland Police Museum is a fascinating insight into the lives, secrets, and history of the Queensland Police Department. I love discovering all the secret clues, arms, and even gas masks used by some of the most notorious criminals over the years.
I am fascinated by ornaments handcrafted by different cultures from around the globe, and the impressive collection of more than 2000 objects of worship, war, and superstition of the Australian Aboriginal and Pacific peoples here never fails to impress.