Monday, 1 April 2013

Darlinghurst, Oxford Street, rainbow (Theme Day: Pedestrians Crossing)

This "Rainbow Crossing" was installed across Oxford Street at Taylor Square, in the inner city suburb of Darlinghurst. The crossing was installed on a trial basis for this year's Sydney Mardi Gras, but many people have signed a petition to make it a permanent, visual acknowledgement of the significance of Oxford Street to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. I know this theme day is supposed to be about pedestrians actually crossing but due to my aversion of having people in my photos, I didn't actually capture any shots with pedestrians on this crossing.

48 comments:

  1. Fabulous perspective Jim, I like that in the background you have the flags and the multi striped building. I would have signed the petition for sure!

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  2. Rainbow crossing! They should make all zebra crossing in these colors....:)

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    1. I picked a quiet time of the day and then had to wait a while until there were no people around.

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  4. Well, you certainly can't miss that crosswalk! :) Nice.

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  5. Un cruce de peatones muy colorido. Su diseño es muy original.

    Feliz Pascua!

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  6. Wonderful back drop of that blue skies....sets off all those great colors.

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  7. there's folk in the background and anyway why spoil it by having folk walking on it?

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  8. I hope you overcome that aversion one day. People are what make our cities. Nice one for the theme day.

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    1. I have had a few shots featuring people but I'll have to try it out more often. :)

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  9. I am all in favour of public art, especially art sensitive to local tastes. But I wonder if drivers will realise that it is actually a pedestrian crossing, with all the legal obligations of every other crossing in the country.

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    1. Hels, it's a traffic light controlled crossing so no danger there.

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  10. The cheeriest crossing, and I'm impressed you managed a capture without people!

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  11. Perfect. I still haven't seen this.
    Happy Theme Day to you :)

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  12. Hope your weekend was wonderful.Love the colorful crossing...we all should have one and cross over it each day, even in the rain!! cheers

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  13. Now that has to be the brightest pedestrian crossing I have ever seen.

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  14. Never did get up to see this. I really hope they keep it.

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  15. Nobody would missed this road. ^)^ Love the color!

    Kim,USA

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  16. a rainbow crossing--that is amazing! i wish we have rainbow crossings here, too.:p

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  17. Very wonderful rainbow crossing. Love it :)

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  18. My Gilligans Island has changed over the decades. Great theme post Jim.

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  19. Who needs people when you've got such great colours that speak of many things to many people anyway? LOVE this shot!

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  20. Ooh! I would love to see more pedestrian crossings like this! Absolutely wonderful choice—even without people. Besides, it's about people!

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  21. That adds some colour to the street! I love it.

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  22. i was wondering if the rainbow meant the same there as here...guess it's an international sign! what a cool idea for a crosswalk!

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    1. Yes, Tanya. The rainbow flag is the international symbol for gay pride. You should be able to see that there are also rainbow banners flying in the square at the moment, which are often displayed around the streets in this area.

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  23. I've never heard of this. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Blue Monday, Jim.

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  24. This is so interesting. I love your photo.

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  25. Great shot ~ I would vote to keep the rainbow walk too! Enjoy ^_^

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  26. What an interesting and diffeerent sight for the street. Looks very nice and if it works, great.

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  27. quite lovely; we only have Zebra Crossings in T&T; Happy Easter

    much love…

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    1. Gillena, we also have wombat crossings which are like zebra crossings on a large speed hump. :)

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  28. Hopefully this trend will be adopted in other cities, am loving it!

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  29. its very attractable...specially the colorful pedestrian..

    Long Weekend Vacation

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  30. I have never seen a rainbow crossing. I was expecting to see Wotan crossing here (Wagner's Rainbow Bridge) but that's just my music training showing. Marvelous realisation of the theme!

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