This morning I, like many other people in Adelaide, attended the Ban Live Export rally in Elder Park. Despite it being the most glorious, sunny day it was difficult to enjoy it as I looked around at the many placards and banners people were holding showing horrific scenes of animals as they lay helpless in the Indonesian slaughter houses. I don't know about you but I don't do well with images like that – I instantly teared up and was overwhelmed with such shame knowing that we allow this to happen. In a futile attempt to stop crying I took a little wander around and climbed the steps of the rotunda. What a beautiful structure. I am embarrassed to say I have never really taken notice of it before. In typical Victorian fashion, it is highly decorated and ornate. A little bit of beauty amidst a sea of sadness.