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    Cyburbian natski's avatar
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    Sydney- Biennale and random city images [Broadband Recommended]

    I went to the Sydney Biennale today and took a crappy digi camera along for the ride- so i thought i would share them with you all!

    Ok we begin the journey from my place near the blue mountains- this is a view from the stairs at my train station, and the station itself, that was built in the later 1880's




    The Biennale is scattered through many locations in Sydney, but most are focused around the CBD. To walk to the first location you have to go through Hyde Park- which is a mini central park, and includes a war memorial



    First stop Hyde Park Barracks



    Artworks in Hyde Park Barracks- Milica Tomic Container and Miroslaw Balka The Stop. Both works are rather tragic and emotional and were perfect in this location.



    ok we go past St Mary's Cathedral...



    to get to the Art Gallery Of NSW



    Ok i obviously couldnt take any pics while i was in there, so you are going to have to take my word for it that they were excellent!

    Across the road from the Art Gallery we have the Domain, a multi use space that is used for sports during lunch times and concerts during summer on the weekends



    next we walk through the Sydney Botanical Gardens






    So we have ended up at Circular Quay- it was very busy, lots of buskers and tourists.





    and here is the most conversial building in Sydney- named 'The Toaster' its development ended views of the Botanical Gardens from the Quay




    ok and a crazy busker!



    From there we visited the Museum of Contemporary Art, which is at the Quay, and the artworks again were amazing- a lot of crazy interactive stuff, very good.

    Then the last leg of our journey was to Pier 2/3, the last warehouse pier left in Sydney



    It contained many amazing works including Asian Field by Antony Gormley, which is made up of 180,000 hand made clay figurines.




    Last shot in this series is the Harbour Bridge and Pier 1



    Hope you all enjoyed it, and if you are interested check out the Biennale website http://www.bos2006.com.au
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    Thanks for the pics, natski!
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    WOW!! Nice pics!! Sydney is on my list of places to visit.
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    is urging me to be myself but never follow someone else
    Because opinions are like voices we all have a different kind". --Q-Tip

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    Wonderful images. Looked like a chilly day in Sydney, especailly near teh water. Thanks for sharing.

    Say. What's a busker anyway?

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    Quote Originally posted by Gedunker
    Say. What's a busker anyway?
    Oh maybe its like an aussie term i dont know... straight from dictionary.com

    busker \BUS-kur\, noun:
    A person who entertains (as by playing music) in public places.

    Not just playing music, ours tend to do acts and performances

    Oh yeah winter is definately here, but its the first day in a week it hasnt rained- it was beautiful!
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    Busker must be a coloquialism that some places have and others do not. We have buskers, but that might be because Detroit is really just part of Canada anyways.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner
    Busker must be a coloquialism that some places have and others do not. We have buskers, but that might be because Detroit is really just part of Canada anyways.
    some places have it, and some have legislated against it. In Brisbane, all the buskers in the centre of town have to have displayed licences.

    [fond memories]

    There's been an old blind guy playing sax with his labrador sleeping there outside the Myer Centre in Queen Street for as long as I can rememeber. When I was little and in the city we'd always go to see him. Last few months I've not seen him. Hope he's not gone for good.

    [/fond memories]

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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner
    Busker must be a coloquialism that some places have and others do not. We have buskers, but that might be because Detroit is really just part of Canada anyways.
    In New England they are just called "street performers" and they usually must have licenses.

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    Beautiful natski, just beautiful. You can pick me up from the airport at around 7:30 tomorrow. Or is that today...




    You say "busker," I say, "person with a liberal arts degree."

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