The area the conference was held in was ok the day we arrived, but a couple of days in, it started to rain again.
Luckily I gave my paper on the first day, with power and a PowerPoint presentation! I think it went well! I am working on writing it up now.
Riverine Club. It was the first school house in Wagga, built in 1881. It was later a gentleman's club with accommodation added. The building today is preserved in the state it was in the 1930s. The furniture is all original, the art is original prints and much of the crockery bears the original club insignia. It was pretty stunning to wander around this 19th century building by candle light and imagine what it would have been like a century ago.
Most of the rooms opened out onto this veranda - with big open windows. When the storm came I was sitting on one of these chairs reading, and suddenly got splashed as the rain poured in.
I adore details like this. It is a vent on the outside of the old court house. How wonderful to take such delight in casting something so decorative? Practical and beautiful.
Overall the conference went really well. Everyone I met was incredibly warm and generous. There were some really interesting talks- some really fascinating research! I've come back with new ideas and new energy. Now I just need to get writing!!