Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Botanic Gardens, Vivid Sydney

The Wishing Well Fountain sits outside the Palace Garden Gate entrance to the Royal Botanic Gardens on Macquarie Street. The blue illumination was part of Giving Gardens, a display of growing plants and light projections for the Vivid Sydney festival. Governor Lachlan Macquarie declared part of his Governors Domain a Botanic Garden in 1816 and put up a wall to protect it. The Royal Botanic Gardens and Mrs Macquaries Road through it, were developed under the direction of his wife Elizabeth Macquarie.

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful photo, equally beautiful idea! Did your wish come true? :)

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  2. very nice shot...love it
    congrats
    nice day, dear
    graceolsson.com/blog

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  3. Great fountain. What a lovely shade of blue.

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  4. Looks very pretty lit up with the blue, beautiful fountain and photo!

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  5. Surely I would have a wish or two. Beautiful image indeed. A great Wednesday for you.

    daily athens

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  6. Great to see photos from Vivid Sydney Festival.

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  7. Gorgeous fountain Jim! Love the colour too.

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  8. What a great water photo! It beautiful at night like that!

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  9. A stunning blue light! It must be awesome to see in the darkness of night!

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  10. Beatiful blue. It"s stunning.

    Regards

    Have a nice day

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  11. You have always shown the best of what Sydney has to offer!

    Love the blue glow of the fountain!

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  12. I love lighted fountains with color! This is exquisite!

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  13. Hi there's some beautiful pictures here...

    ... can I ask you a question: sprichst Du Deutsch? Ich habe dein Link in einem deutschen Blog gefunden...

    I do a deutscher Blog too, if you're interested...

    ;-)

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  14. OH wow! That a unique fountain, not like those with different colors, now it's only blue! Or was it the blue color's turn when you snapped on it?

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  15. AL, normally it has a golden glow but for the Vivid Sydney festival, they gave it a blue hue.

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  16. I presume is the blue light bulb that is making the beautiful blue colour.

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  17. like wow - hope you made a wish - looks like some radiation from the oncology dept.

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  18. Very lovely fountain...I love the color. Thanks for visiting :)

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  19. I am always grateful for the people who had the foresight to lay our parks and gardens and plant the beautiful trees that they would never see in their mature beauty.

    You've done a really good job on these night shots.

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  20. isn't that nice, sydney turned so colourful during the festival, this is fantastic shot

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  21. Gledwood, unfortunately I don't speak German but I can use a translator for your blog.

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  22. Great night shot, I haven't mastered that yet. I'm with Peter, it looks a bit eeirie.

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  23. Fantastic picture and fountain!
    My wish?..
    Thanks so much for sharing it!
    ~B :)

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  24. Much better at night than during the day, Jim!

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