State Library of Victoria
In the ‘World of the Book’ exhibit on the 4th floor, I stumbled upon a time of the 18th century when the world maps were plainly sketched, and the lands of the Southern Hemisphere remained a mystery. Many European writers had leapt on this region’s unknown to weave their tales of far-off imaginary lands, inspiring a new genre of travel literature – the ‘imaginary voyage’.
It’s been a year. Time flies. Posting these a year later, another annual family vacation. So far, this year has proved better.