Monday, October 26, 2009

Alice Springs (continued)

October 24

This was our day to really have a look around The Alice.

The shops were less interesting than they had appeared at first glance. The botanical garden was again a bit of a disappointment although they did seem to have made an effort with display boards giving useful information about ethnobotanical plants, and local birds, frogs, animals. One of the best things about it is its name: Olive Pink Botanical Garden. Of course, it's named for a benefactor, but what a great name, considering the colours of many of the desert plants.

We also visited the Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame, but they were about to close early for lack of volunteers, so we only got a very brief glimpse of both the old jail in which it is housed, and the displays about the remarkable women of the outback. Perhaps we will have another go at visiting when we return to Alice Springs.

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