Sunday, 27 June 2010

Macquarie Street, Vivid Sydney

These blue lighthouses were installed throughout the city as part of the Macquarie Visions displays during the Vivid Sydney festival. Governor Lachlan Macquarie commissioned Australia’s first lighthouse in 1816 at South Head to guide ships to the new colony and emerging trading town of Sydney. He was so impressed with the design of what is now known as the Macquarie Lighthouse that he granted convict architect Francis Greenway his freedom. He went on to build many impressive Sydney buildings as Government Architect. This replica lighthouse (left) was located in Macquarie Street, close to the Hyde Park Barracks museum. The red illuminated traffic cones (right) provided a balance further down Macquarie Street, outside Parliament House.

18 comments:

  1. Hi J Bar
    amo molto questi effetti di luce colorata... dà la sensazione di magia...
    Buona giornata, bei scatti !
    Hug

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  2. Enjoy looking at your blog for its beauty.

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  3. It was the painter Matisse who already knew, that the colour blue, enters the soul. Beautiful indeed. Please have a wonderful Sunday.

    daily athens

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  4. Those are beautiful, vivid lights. Thanks for this great shot.

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  5. Your lighting pictures keep getting better and better, Jim.

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  6. Great series Jim, I didn't notice those red light before.

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  7. Excellent shots of the Sydney night lights! The festival is indeed a vivid tribute to Macquarie.

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  8. The red illuminated traffic cones look so bright against the red surrounding. Did any kid attempt to steal them.

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  9. Good day. You have a nice blog. Your photo is really like. I'm just an amateur photographer. Have a nice day Radka.

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  10. Oh yes!!! The connection between Governor Lachlan Macquarie and Francis Greenway is a very telling story!

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  11. Ann, the cones were located behind a fence and Parliament House is not open to the public at night. There's also high security to enter the building these days. You can see a glimpse of the security equipement at the new entrance in the background.

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  12. great photos. the witches hats is such a simple idea but works so well. i think they should have it it all the time :-)

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