日志 Rosalie Zycher

Polixeni Papapetrou最心仪的澳大利亚五大旅游胜地

当摄影艺术家Polixeni Papapetrou在选择她最喜欢的五个澳大利亚旅游胜地时,她发现这些地方绝不仅仅是旅行的目的地。这些地方俘获了她的想象力和爱,让她把这里的的风景变成了艺术。这些作品拥有无与伦比的美丽,令人印象深刻且动人心弦。

她的艺术就这些风景给我们提供了一个独特的视角。

Hokkaido – the Northern Island of Japan

Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s main islands gives you a sense of space, of wilderness and of untamed nature, thanks largely to its many national parks and large stretches of uninhabited spaces. In winter, it becomes a wonderland of ice and snow and people flock to its ski resorts. Autumn arrives earlier in Hokkaido than in the rest of Japan, so you are more likely to see the turning of the leaves here first. Of all the wonderful sights and attractions of Hokkaido, its volcanoes and natural hot springs, are the most impressive.

Japan’s Brilliant Bullet Train

Remarkably, Japanese trains have an annual average late arrival time of only 38 seconds!
The bullet train or Shinkansen that connects major centres, is a marvel. Travelling at up to 300km per hour, this sleek, white, green or red serpent of a train is whisper quiet and provides a smooth ride when you are inside. Outside, it appears as a rush of wind if you’re lucky enough to catch it passing at full speed.

一年中的哪个时间去日本旅行最好呢?When Is The Best Time To Visit Japan?

一年中的哪个时间去日本旅行最好呢?
媛梦之旅团队选择秋天来日本旅行是因为在秋天我们可以欣赏到秋叶的美色。虽然今年日本的秋天比原计划来的晚了一些,但是我们还是在十一月份的时候看到了一些绝美的叶子。尽管天气变得越来越冷,我们在十二月上旬也还是看到了这些叶子的身影。北海道的叶子颜色变的要早一些,因为北岛的天气要比南岛更冷一些。

The Pleasures of a Japanese Toilet

The pleasures of the Japanese toilet are gaining worldwide attention. The BBC in its news today, made an announcement about toilets in Japan. And recently the New York Times ran a feature story on Japanese toilets. Why toilets would qualify as news might puzzle many – but it would not surprise those who have been to Japan.
Japanese toilets are quite ingenious.

Ryokans in Japan

Ryokans in Japan have been described as national treasures. These traditional inns for travellers are located throughout the country. You can stay in Western-style hotels throughout Japan, but you would be missing out on very memorable and pleasurable experiences by not staying in a ryokan. Many hotels also offer you a choice of Western or Japanese-style rooms. The latter are similar to a room in a ryokan. These rooms tend to be larger than Western-style rooms which are often tiny.

女人在巴黎

坐在墨尔本郊区的一家咖啡店外,我和两个女性朋友正为即将来临的生日举杯庆祝。此时的天气阳光明媚,雅拉河(Yarra River)的风景美不胜收。树木郁郁葱葱、骑自行车的人精神饱满、河里划船的桨手也充满着活动,周围的一切都很美好。朋友们不经意间说起她们想去巴黎,问我是否愿意一起去。她们的话还没说完就在一旁咯咯地笑了起来,我看得出她们觉得这是个非常好的想法,但实际上却有一点不切实际。

一趟去巴黎的旅行,我试着按照她们的想法想象了一下,为什么不去呢?

迪·莫里西— 我最心仪的澳洲五大旅游胜地

迪·莫里西(Di Morrissey)是澳大利亚最成功的作家之一。截至目前为止她已经出版了23本畅销小说和两本儿童读物。

在1991年出版她的第一本小说《勇敢圆梦心》(Heart of The Dreaming)之前,她以记者、电视主持人和制片人、演员以及外交官妻子的身份环游世界。随之带来的不仅仅是她作为作家的极度成功,还有她长期以来在环境方面所作出的积极贡献。

她的每一本小说都和一个激励她创作的特殊地方紧密相连。

澳大利亚当代艺术中心 – The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA

澳大利亚当代艺术中心(ACCA)是澳洲最重要的当代艺术空间,它为当代艺术在本国的发展发挥了关键性作用。这座公共美术馆专注于委任艺术家进行创作而并非简单的收藏他们的作品,这种做法在澳大利亚是独一无二的。澳大利亚当代艺术中心至今已委托了不计其数的本国当代艺术新起之秀为其创作。

莫宁顿半岛之雅碧湖葡萄园 – Yabby Lake Vineyard, Mornington Peninsula

盖有白色织网的葡萄树成排的散布在山间及山谷中,大海在远处闪烁着光芒。此时的你坐在高处一边俯瞰葡萄酒庄园,一边享用美食。而你享用的澳洲美酒正是产自于你下方的庄园。突然之间六只袋鼠蹦蹦跳跳地出现了,它们在葡萄藤下穿梭,最后朝着雅碧湖的方向跳去。(雅碧是根据英文Yabby音译而来,原意为一种小型的淡水龙虾。)

在2011和2012年获得 “吉米•华生纪念奖”(Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy)“年度最佳红酒”的殊荣后,雅碧湖葡萄园开始进入公众的视线。 黑皮诺葡萄酒(Pinot Noir)也在52年后首次受到吉米华生大奖的垂青,当年获奖的是一款2012年雅碧湖1号园黑皮诺干红葡萄酒(Yabby Lake Block 1 Pinot Noir 2012)。

在此之后,2013年雅碧湖2号园黑皮诺干红葡萄酒也多次荣获大奖,迄今为止已抱回11座奖杯。