Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Where scenes are brightest

A STUNNING photo of New Norfolk formed the backdrop for a full-page advertisement in today's issue of the Mercury newspaper. The view of Montagu St, the tree-lined River Derwent and the Derbyshire Rocks is one of a number of images underpinning the newspaper's new "We're for Tassie" campaign.

Tucked in the bottom corner of the photo is the Bush Inn Hotel, from where the same view is said to have inspired the composer William Vincent Wallace to write several of the melodies for his opera, Maritana, in 1838, including Scenes that are Brightest.

The Mercury's advertisement. Click to enlarge.

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