Opera House Dreamscape

The lone couple walking past Australia’s most iconic building appear to be making their way through an intense light-filled dream. And the heat was indeed intense on the sweltering January day when most other people opted for the relative cool beneath the eaves and awnings of Sydney Opera House. The Opera House is one of those buildings that pulls in visitors …

Gehry Building, Sydney

This distinctive building is part of a larger complex which has been described as the architectural equivalent of “a most beautiful squashed brown paper bag.” It is in fact a section of the Dr Chau Chak Wing Building, the first building in Australia designed by – who else – the great Canadian American architect, Frank Gehry. This remarkable creation is …

Sydney Wide Angle

From a long-distant visit to Sydney. The lead-in lines are just savage! The light isn’t bad either. Will we ever see Sydney again? Not for the foreseeable future anyway. This is from the city’s Central Business District (CBD).

Sydney Halo

Halo is a wind-powered kinetic sculpture in Sydney’s Central Park. It’s rather large. The twelve-metre-wide tapered ring sits atop a thirteen-metre-high angled silver mast. But the best bit – the long cantilevered arm at the top turns with the wind. The design is the work of artists Jennifer Turpin and Michaelie Crawford. Popular culture has it that Sydney basks in …