I know I already follow too many tv series, but I just couldn't resist The Mentalist. I'd seen bits and pieces as Matt's parents follow the series and I quite liked what I'd seen, so I thought I'd try watching the first couple of episodes from season 1. ...and now I'm hooked. :P Ooops. Simon Baker (who plays the main character, Patrick Jane) is originally from Australia and was born in Tasmania. ...which looks like a really interesting area and one I don't know too much about.
Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. Founded in 1804 as a penal colony, Hobart is Australia's second oldest capital city after Sydney. In 2009, the city had a greater area population of approximately 212,019. A resident of Hobart is known as a "Hobartian". The city is located in the state's south-east on the estuary of the Derwent River. The skyline is dominated by Mount Wellington at 1,271 metres high.
The city is the financial and administrative heart of Tasmania, also serving as the home port for both Australian and French Antarctic operations.
Hobart was named Australia's 6th most sustainable city, by the Australian Conservation Foundation in 2010. For economic and social innovation, Hobart was the 11th placed in Australia in 2009, and listed as an innovation influencer city in the Innovation Cities Global Index scoring equal with Reykjavik, Katowice and Casablanca by 2thinknow.