Francesca de Valence

Oh Tassie, how I love thee

Posted by Francesca de Valence on Sunday, December 29, 2013



When you're a Queenslander it's only smart to head south for the summer. It was on my list of places to tour to in 2013 and finally I made it to Tassie in December.

My shows were booked over the space of a week, which meant I had time to see Tassie as well - and see I did! Some of the most spectacular scenery I've ever witnessed was in this beautiful island state only 240km south of the Australian mainland. 

Let me demonstrate. 

The above photos is taken from the height of Cradle Mountain (ouch, the thighs were killing by the end of the 8 hour hike). 

The morning after my Launceston show, I visited Cataract Gorge - a magical park in the heart of Lonnie. This peacock was just one of the beautiful birds among other wildlife that inhibit this park. 


On the way to my Hobart shows, I stopped in at Wineglass Bay in the Freycinet National Park to have a swim in the Tasman Sea. 

Sampling the stunning fresh produce (including my favourite, Tassie Oysters and Salmon) and crisp Rieslings were also a few perks of my tour in Tassie. 


My last show of the tour was at the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA). After my show, I was treated to a feast fit for a Queen and invited to the launch of two new fabulous exhibitions. I watched in awe as French artist himself, Hubert Duprat, inspected his gold and pearl-cladded larvae. 

Many thanks to the new friends, fans, venues and media who were so supportive of my first Tassie tour. I look forward to returning in 2014. There is definitely much more I need to see. 


I'd like to leave you with one last image from my soundcheck at my MONA gig. Words are useless...










Comments
John Wilson commented on 30-Dec-2013 12:51 PM
Hi Francesca,
So glad your Tassie tour was a success.I would have been surprised if your talent wasn't recognized. Winning the Songwriting awards must make you so proud of yourself. Bravo to you and a happy and very successful 2014.
Best wishes
JW
Francesca commented on 21-Jan-2014 01:08 PM
Thanks John. Best wishes for 2014.


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