I know that it seems that I have disappeared off of the face of the earth. Well I felt like I came close during the last few weeks that we spent in the southern hemisphere. Australia and New Zealand to be exact.

The first stop on our itinerary was the beautiful waterfront city of Sydney, which reminded me so much of San Francisco so I felt right at home. Aside from the eclectic architecture, incredible food, and the lovely beaches the city has a diverse number of museums. The Art Gallery of New South Wales was one of my favorites.

The building is a neoclassical gem that houses a wide variety of collections from Old Masters and Aboriginal Art to Contemporary and Asian.

In particular their Asian art department has an extraordinary collection and I took the photos of the following pieces for their purity of form and exquisite patterns and textures.

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