Friday, 27 December 2013

Surry Hills, Christmas stars

These Christmas star lights have been installed 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. It is used as a national symbol of Australia and also appears on the Australian flag. Since 2011, the City of Sydney has been using faceted, jewel-coloured stars, designed by Boccalatte, across the city growing each year so they now appear on metrolights, flags, banners, posters, light projections and Christmas trees. In past years, these star decorations had also been created in neon.

31 comments:

  1. They are pretty lights and a beautiful sky. Great shot!

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  2. Look like they stay there all year, nice photo

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  3. Impressive way to combine a celebration of Christmas and being Australian. Great colours.

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  4. Beautiful bright colors! Happy New Year:-)

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  5. What a lovely idea. Have a Happy New Year Jim.

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  6. How colorful, and the history so interesting !!

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  7. Creative photo and content ~ for SWF ~ Happy New Year to you ~ carol ^_^

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  8. I like the star lights and a beautiful sky too.

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  9. oh, they are so lovely! Happy new year!

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  10. Very beautiful and pretty..Seasons Greetings to you..

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  11. That's a nice tie-in between the Southern Cross constellation and the Christmas holiday.
    «Louis» checked out the Boccalatte link and your neon link as well.

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  12. I bet a street lined with those is really something to see at night. Thanks for stopping by to look at my frost pics. Happy new year!

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  13. So colorful. Love it.
    http://www.womenandperspectives.com/2013/12/sky-watch-changing-skyline.html

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  14. Beautiful!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea

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  15. Nice shot, Jim
    Thanks for sharing and wishing you a happy and healthy New Year.

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  16. Hey, Nicely captured.

    Not a very usual picture. It is different.

    Regards
    Rachit

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  17. Hi! Nice capture. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

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  18. nice decoration,Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  19. So your city is lighted up literally with "a starry sky" (title of one of the most famous painting of Vincent van Gogh) - It must look gorgeous at night! Wishing you a happy New Year!

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  20. beautiful stars. I bet they are gorgeous in night time.

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  21. Happy colors against the blue sky backdrop. Nice shot!

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  22. Such an innovative way! I like the colors. Wish you a very colorful Happy New year.

    Nisha - Le Monde-A Poetic Travail

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  23. I like the vibrancy of colours here against the clear sky. Happy New Year :)

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