Saturday, March 12, 2011

Antarctica: An Icy Continent and A World Of Its Own...

by: Mhe-anne L. Ojeda

I haven't been to Antarctica for real (and have no gutsy intention of going there ever (coward)). But tonight, I am reminiscing the time I have seen and felt being in this cool, icy continent!

Yes, I am reminiscing my visit to the "Islands to Ice" , which is a permanent exhibition at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart, Tasmania in July 2009.The entrance to the museum and art gallery is free.

"Islands to Ice" explores the definitions, perceptions, mythology and motivations of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.

It explores the places, the people, the creatures and the phenomena that make the great southern wilderness a world of its own.

It is an invitation to journey south from Hobart across wild sapphire oceans to the crystal desert of the Antarctic.

The Antarctic Gallery is a fantastic, interactive room that showcase everything Antarctica - a spectacular 3D film, displays of oceans and currents, bird and sea-life and a patch of ice where you can stick your hands on to feel the coldness of the place since Antarctica has 90% ice!

Of course, I did not waste time! (here are my fingers in the ice crevices)

This is really a good exhibition if you want to experience how Antarctica looks and feels like without actually being there and actually experiencing the wildest winds of the Antarctic. If this qualifies as traveling to the Antarctic continent, then I can count off "Traveling the Globe" as one of the task in the book "2001 Things To Do Before You Die".

1 comment:

  1. great idea on the ice crevices! this museum really looks awesome. haven't been to Antartica so visiting this plae would be an amazing thing to experience


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