Monday 16 December 2013

Darling Harbour, Sydney Exhibition Centre

The Sydney Exhibition Centre is located at Darling Harbour. It was officially opened in 1988 and extended for the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics. The mosaic features the emblem of New South Wales and was created for the state's bicentenary in 1988. It is located between Exhibition Hall 1 and the Chinese Gardens. The flags flown here are two Australian flags, two New South Wales flags, the Aboriginal flag and the Torres Strait Islander flag. The building will soon be demolished as part of a redevelopment.


  1. Thanks for the informative mention of the flags!

    ALOHA to YOU
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  2. The building will be demolished for a redevelopment project? Still looks well-built -for me.

    1. Me too, Lina. It seems they want build a bigger and better exhibition centre but it us a shame to me to lose this building. I like this design.

  3. You did well to capture this shot sans people Jim. I would have thought it was always busy.

  4. An impressive-looking building - why demolish it? (They leave delapidated ones still standing here in parts of Europe!)

  5. What a dreadful waste to knock it down...madness!

  6. Hi Jim,

    What a shame that this beautiful building will soon be demolished. I'm not sure that's progress.

    I look forward to reading your comment on my blog.
    Happy Blue Monday!

  7. It's a great looking building, too bad they are going to get rid of it!

  8. Too bad they couldn't incorporate it into the new structure.

  9. I haven't seen this building before without the sails. It seems like a shame to demolish it. I've never seen it up close.

  10. Seems odd to demolish such a nice building. I guess that's the way progress goes. Nice shot.

  11. Mosaics are always an awe inspiring medium. How great that it was featured in such big events. Thanks, Jim, for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.


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