Friday, 23 October 2009

Angel Place, laneway art


Angel Place features an installation known as "Forgotten Songs", which is part of the Laneways: By George! Hidden Networks project. It features a canopy of empty birdcages hanging in the sky, accompanied by the sounds of Sydney's lost birds which may have lived in this area, before the city including this laneway, replaced their native habitats.
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77 comments:

  1. that is so neat, I was thinking you were going to tell me they were in China, as they are keen on birds there..

    Gill in Canada

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  2. Perfect. Love the intention of the installation and your capture of it.

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  3. That is really interesting and sad at the same time.

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  4. Hi Australia-blogger ,
    Very interesting how your city Sydney is looking , Its great to see your part of the world, thanks for showing:)

    JoAnn/Holland
    See more about Netherlands on my blog

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  5. It's really superb and a little unusual place.

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  6. That is so cool, outstanding photos of a very unique location.

    All the best
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  7. OMG. I'm loving this. Very creative visually. thanks for sharing!

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  8. Oh, this is so sad. And those thin little strips of sky--perfect. Thank you for sharing and for visiting my blog.

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  9. Wow. Great shots as the installation. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  10. Beautiful shot. Sad remembrance.
    Good action.
    Luiz Ramos

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  11. What an awesome place, all those street art installations - must put that on my must see list for when I eventually get to Sydney.

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  12. I like the focus of this particular project. Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos.

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  13. fascinating public art. like it.
    have a fab weekend.

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  14. I like the birdcage display... kind of melancholy though~
    Love to listen to their songs... will not forget them ;o)

    A wonderful weekend to you~ Maria

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  15. Wow, I had no idea there was such a place in sydney ... Great pictures !!

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  16. Ah, good to catch up here..I haven't visited since the dust storm by the looks!

    Looks like there a number of interesting art installations going on there at the moment. Wow. Love this one. Not sure about the pile of stuff in the laneway one...forgot what it was called...but all very interesting!

    Love the rainbow also..as well as some, or most of, of your other architectural photos! Thank you!

    And thanks for visiting my sky photos this week also!

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  17. That is a great way to remind people of all the birds that aren't around any more. Nice post.

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  18. Very interesting pictures. It looks rather oriental.

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  19. Beautiful shots...and an interesting story...

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  20. Interesting photo of all the birdcages, kind of sad learning their fate.

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  21. Fascinating idea! The installation makes quite a statement, aesthetically and philosophically.

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  22. Beautiful shot. The bird cages are really lovely.

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  23. That is a powerful piece of art. A memorial to those birds.

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  24. J: That is certainly an interesting capture of a neat place.

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  25. You took a photograph of this place where bird songs gone forever but are now not forgotten. This project was a worthy one for sure. Are honey bees next?
    Joyce M

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  26. How very interesting and a beautiful remembrance - very poignant.

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  27. The bird cages look like ghosts! Nicely captured.

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  28. So cool! Your photo is great and the concept is really neat.

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  29. Good heavens!! That is such an amazingly brilliant idea! Beautiful.

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  30. This is quite a portrait of a truly fascinating urban art installation. Thanks for the great tour.

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  31. Oh my, as a bird lover I understand the message and think this is a fantastic photo.

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  32. That's rather sad these empty cages and that the birds disappeared !
    But it looks very original and even nice !

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  33. wow, this is an amazing expression of art. Great fun!
    Spirithelpers

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  34. Wow, brilliant idea! Love the colorful buildings!

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  35. Really amazing picture . Neat one. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  36. I had another look and find them still intriguing.

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  37. Wath a place, interesting pictures!
    Great!
    Gr.
    P-TER

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  38. Cool Flying birdcage
    fantastic capture.

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  39. What an interesting installation, although sad that the birds have lost their habitat :)

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  40. What a facinating project! Such a great idea. Nicely captured!
    Janice.

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  41. Gosh those laneways are interesting. I like this one!

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  42. the birdcages are really unique and they're all pretty! ^-^

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  43. The birdcages made me think of a street scene from China. It's sad about the birds. Lovely building.

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  44. Fantastic! Great photos!

    Thanks for your nice visiting on my blog.

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  45. I am always fascinated by art, and different parts of the world.

    These are gorgeous and I am so glad you shared it!

    Thank you for visiting My Muskoka , too!

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  46. Allthough there's not too much sky, I really like the photos. What an original idea.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  47. It's such an interesting place. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Very interesting! So original and colorful!

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  49. Interesting photo!

    Thanks for stopping at my blog!

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  50. The picture is beautiful and colourful. So, are these cages up year round, a great idea. As other people have said, it is a sad reminder of what once was.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I actually had your blogged bookmarked already. Have a good day.

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  51. Terry, the laneway art installations are temporary. They will be there for about four months, until the end of the Festival of Sydney which runs in January. There are plans to do other things in the laneways in the future.

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  52. Forgotten songs - ingenious idea!
    Thanks for sharing this whole series you've been doing. I kept scrolling and enjoyed it all.

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  53. I've read about this the other day - very exciting that you captured this for us!

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  54. Very fresh concept. Beautiful colours and great shot.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  55. There must be a lot of sounds then. Looks like a thought provoking installation.

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  56. love the idea behind it. Raise people's awareness. :)

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  57. Wow 75 comments! I was reading about these and at the time thought it would be a great idea for a blog post. Nice one!

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  58. There's a great video of this installation - you can hear some of the sounds... at:

    http://www.vimeo.com/7341619

    - John

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