Friday, 23 December 2011

Surry Hills, Christmas stars

These flashing neon stars are part of a colourful Christmas light display along Crown Street, in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills. The stars are displayed in the Southern Cross or Crux formation, a constellation that is visible from the southern hemisphere. The Southern Cross is used as a national symbol of Australia and appears on the Australian flag.

27 comments:

  1. What a wonderfully unique Christmas decoration...beautiful photo!

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  2. Beautiful Shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  3. A bright addition to the streetscape! Creative idea for Christmas!

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  4. I do love the unique and colorful decorations against the night sky! Terrific capture, Jim, as always! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

    Sylvia

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  5. Great christmas decoration!Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  6. Lovely, bright and happy shot - and I'd never put two and two together about the stars - D'oh!
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  7. This is still City of Sydney territory. They seem to treat each city 'enclave' differently when it comes to street decorations. I guess that is better than mile after mile of the same bunting. Have not seen these ones myself, but maybe they are more obvious at night.

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  8. Julie, yes I think it's great to have some variations in the street decorations between suburbs.

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  9. Wonderful seen, wonderful an image !

    Please have a good Friday.


    daily athens photo

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  10. I like those, a bit different to the usual city stuff.

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  11. We sure need all the light now when it is dark and grey outside.
    Happy Christmas!

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  12. I like them and the Southern Cross idea is great!

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  13. Creative idea ....Happy Sky Watch and Merry Christmas

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  14. I beg your forgiveness for my cutting and pasting my comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise.

    The magical elves that constitute my staff have demonstrated their lack of respect in either not showing up for work at all, or those that have all seem a little worse for wear (if you catch my drift). All they seem to do is sit around smoking cigarettes that, frankly, smell funny. In addition, they play cards and tell dirty jokes rather than do their jobs! Consequently, the reindeer are all filthy and out of shape.

    I now have my two sons pulling the sleigh, but they are struggling. I’ve been told that it’s a big ask for a three and five year old, but I made it this far with a couple of mangy chooks, an arthritic wallaby and three peculiar wombats! Unfortunately, we lost all bar one wombat over Mumbai (and the sole survivor is exhibiting clear signs of PTSD).

    Anyway, all the way down here at the bottom of the world (A.K.A. Tasmania), and from myself, Jen, Henry and Ezra, please have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus/Ashura and a happy New Year!

    I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs, your stocking is stuffed full of lots of tasty treats and not coal and that all your naan/ prawn cocktails/ currywurst are all as tasty as can be!

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  15. Thanks, Kris. That may just be the longest comment ever posted on my blog. :) Wishing you and yours, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  16. That's a neat idea making it like the Southern Cross. The street must look great.
    Merry Christmas, Jim.

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  17. 5 stars to light up the world,nice shot.

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  18. Glad to see neon signs are still shining bright.

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