Another trip to Sydney to see a couple of shows, involved walking through town to Darling Harbour. As usual, I looked at the buidings and artwork.
|Bert Flugleman's Pyramid Tower, apparently known to locals as the Silver Shish Kebab|
In Angel Place I saw these fabulous bird cages suspended across the alleyway. They are part of an art installation, fnished in 2011, which commemorates the songs of fifty birds once heard in central Sydney that were forced out by European settlement. The accompanying recording plays these songs and alters during the day to reflect the calls of daytime and night-time birds. It is a spectacular scene to stumble across.
|Forgotten Songs by Michael Thomas Hill|
|The AWA Tower (designed by architects Morrow and Gordon)|
|Whales x 2 - Terrance Plowright|
|Dancing Brolga Fountain by Terrance Plowright|
Unbeknownst to us (we appear to be very good at turning up to things we didn't know were happening), this weekend is the culmination of Vivid Sydney - a festival of light, music and ideas. We simply sat back and enjoyed the show as fountains, lights and projections illuminated the harbour, followed by an explosion of fireworks.
|The HMAS Advance, on permanent display as part of the Australian National Maritime Museum, gets in on the lighting act, with a chameleon-like display of changing colour.|
As we dashed back across town to catch the last ferry 'home', the Opera House was also host to a spectacular diplay of projcted images.