I’m back in Sydney after a couple of weeks in Darwin for work. It was an awesome time to be there, as the “wet season” hasn’t arrived yet. However, there were a couple of days of high humidity combined with high temperatures. On two separate days, I arrived at work with a slightly damp shirt.
When I wasn’t at work, I got to experience a little bit of the Darwin life-style. Obviously not the same as living there, and obviously not the same as being a complete tourist. There were, however, quite a few things which made me smile. Here’s some of them.
The Otherwise by Matthew Van Roden
Statement by Tarzan JungleQueen and Matthew Van Roden
Aphid Invasion by Tarzan JungleQueen
Love these artworks by Tarzan JungleQueen and Matthew Van Roden, I spotted on the outside of a carpark on the walk home one night.
Top End Tasting Plate
Tasting the top end, with emu, crocodile, kangaroo (not strictly top end, since kangaroos are found further south) and wallaby.
Darwin Drag Queen
Showtime at Throb
Drag King – Captain Carlos, who I actually know when she’s not in drag. She’s moved to Melbourne, but often revisits Darwin for work.
A couple of nights out on the town, enjoying the “gay life” of “Throb” nightclub, and Tuesday night, “Drag Queen Bingo”.
“Would you live there?”, my friend Sue asked me over dinner tonight. “Nah… cyclones”.