Over 300 eager romance writers are gathering in Melbourne, the capital city of the state of Victoria in Australia for the 20th Romance Writers Australia conference. Despite the cold weather here, we’re already having a great time and checked out the city sights via Melbourne’s unique tram system.
This afternoon, we visited the wonderful Johnston Collection and were given a chance to admire a house full of gorgeous antiques collected by a man whod had eclectic tastes, traveled widely, and, luckily for us, displayed his treasures in a house where we could see them. Everything from French furniture, Dutch paintings, British chinaware, Chinese vases and ranging through several periods of history, but mainly Georgian to Victorian. Wow!