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Fountain Series: Stately - The Governor Phillip Fountain

A fountain such as this one is a big, bold public statement, but at its heart it’s all about the water — and if you… 228 more words


Jonathan Jones - barangal dyara (skin and bones) @ Royal Botanic Gardens

19th September 2016 – 23rd September 2016

I had no idea that the Garden Palace existed in the area we now call the Botanical Gardens opposite the State Library of NSW.in the 1880s The artist Jonathan Jones has created a remarkable artwork using lots of white gypsum shields to map out the foundations of the outside walls of the Palace. 53 more words


barrangal dyer (skin and bones) at the Royal Botanic Gardens

40,000 white, shield-like elements placed across lawn, plants, overlapping, spaced out, random. Or so they seemed. Forming the outline of the former Garden Palace (1879- 1882), the artist, Jonathan Jones says that the Palace has “become a symbol for the repercussions of forgetting… a kind of cultural burn”. 102 more words

Art & Design

Six word Saturday

Didn’t we have a lovely time….

…the day we went to Edinburgh.

Sing along!

I’ve tried to give you a feel for our day together but it can’t show the laughter and the smiles.   193 more words


Australia - Day 8: Sydney

Tuesday – September 13th

I slept in a little before heading down to the downstairs café for breakfast. I tried Vegemite on my toast and didn’t like it. 1,219 more words



Despite many attempts over the years, this 2011 shot  of an Australian Flame Pea in a shady corner of the Royal Botanic Gardens is the only one I’ve ever shot in focus.   76 more words


Australia - Day 1: Melbourne

Tuesday – September 6th

I apologize in advance as this is not going to be as detailed and certainly not as accurate as some of my other vacation posts. 992 more words