On the clouds

On the clouds

 

The not so reliable budget airline surprisingly arrived at our destination – Hobart, 20 minutes earlier than the scheduled time. There was only one baggage claim belt at the arrival terminal. We waited for around 5 minutes for our bags, small airport but very efficient. The airport shuttle bus was right outside the exit. Single way to the city was $28, we bought  a return ticket for $32 each. We loved the Hobart airport. It was small, clean and efficient.

After checking in, we went out for lunch. Most of the shops and restaurants were closed because it’s Sunday today. We walked a long way to a Japanese restaurant only to find out that it was closed. It was after 2pm, we finally arrived at the Centre Point and had a very simple meal in a shopping mall.

 

GreenCard

GreenCard

 

We bought the metro bus green card from the only news agency in the mall. We didn’t think we would use it on the day but wanted to be prepared for the following day’s adventure.

Stomach filled, bus tickets bought, we decided to revisit the world renowned wharf. We’ve been there multiple times in the past. We walked along the wharf and arrived at Salamanca. It was where the Saturday Market is held.

We followed others to walk up some stairs from an alley to Battery Point, an levelled area featured with historic houses operated as cafes and restaurants. These houses were indeed very stylish and unique, along both sides of Hampden Road.

One of the historic blocks in Battery Point

One of the historic blocks in Battery Point

 

On the way back, we dropped by a fresh food market at Salamanca. A bag of 2kg Royal Gala apples cost only $3.90. The apples were crunchy, juicy and fresh, unlike those we bought normally in Sydney supermarkets.

 

Walking in Salamanca

Walking in Salamanca

 

Dinner was at a local pub – Shamrock. Good food at a reasonable price. Service was excellent too. The bartender even brought water to our table!

 

Inside Shamrock Hotel

Inside Shamrock Hotel

 

For this trip, I only brought the M Typ 240 and two lenses with me: the Summicron-M 35 mm f/2.0 and 50 mm f/2.0.  The images in this post were taken with the Summicron-M 50mm f/2.0.

 

 

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