Artistic urbanism of Sydney (Australia)

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Artistic urbanism of Sydney (Australia)

Sydney is a city in southeastern Australia, located on the shores of the Tasman Sea. With an urban area comprising in 2014 a population of 4,840,600 inhabitants, Sydney is the most populous city in Australia.
In the twentieth century, Sydney became the economic heart of Australia and the main financial center of Oceania.
Sydney is a masterpiece of urbanism and a gigantic artistic museum: with its Sydney business center (called « The City ») which hosts many skyscrapers, its vast parks (such as Hyde Park, Royal Botanic Gardens, Luna Park, and Taronga Zoo …), Australia’s largest museums (the Australian Museum, the Sydney Museum and the New South Wales Art Gallery), ……

I present to you, my friends, some pictures of the beauty of Sydney:

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Sydney Skyline

Chifley Tower : built 1992, 53 floors. Aurora Place : built 2000, 41 floors. Government House : built 1835. Governor Phillip Tower: built 1993, 54 floorsFort Denison: built 1857. AMP Centre: built 1976, 45 floors

Author: Christopher Chan. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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World Square, Sydney

World Square is a large development in the Sydney Central Business District, . It fills an entire Sydney city block .

Author: Christopher Chan. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Sydney Opera House in coruscating purple

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Papal Boatacade

The Papal boat passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge enroute to Barangaroo. In the background is the historic Luna Park.

Author: Christopher Chan. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Circular Quay

A purple Circular Quay, and Campbell’s Cove, during the Vivid festival.

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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One Central Park near Sydney’s Central Station

 This 38 storey, 623-apartment and commercial building has more than 1100 square metres of vertical garden, including 35,000 plants and over 250 Australian native species.

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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MCA kaleidescope

The functionally titled ‘mechanised colour assemblage’ was one of the brighter experiences this 2015 Vivid. The installation uses colour machines which change shape in response to sound and 3D-mapping to project images onto the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA).The artists are Australia’s Perth-based Rebecca Baumann and French multidisciplinary art and design team Danny Rose comprising Sergio Carrubba, Paola Ciucci, Lucia Frigola and. Cédric Péri, with a soundtrack by Italy’s Emanuele de Raymondi.

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Sydney Central Station

Central Railway Station is the largest railway station in Sydney. There have been three stations on the current site. The original Sydney Station was opened on 26 September 1855.

Author: Christopher Chan. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Gehry’s UTS Business School

The 11 floor, 16,030 square metre building includes about 320,000 bricks from Bowral, custom made in five shapes and laid by hand. Not surprisingly since there’s nothing like it, some brickies made its shape into tattoos.

University building envy and competition for students in Sydney will enter the modern age once the Frank Gehry designed, $180 million UTS Business School’s Dr Chau Chak Wing Building opens in February 2015.

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Customs House Flowers

Enchanted Sydney by Spinifex Group projected images of Sydney’s flora and fauna onto Customs House. The images morph from aquatic culture to flora and fauna and then to acorn-hoarding dwarves, one of whom escapes into space.

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Norbert the nautilus

From the Vivid festival in Chatswood, this is a ‘Chinese lantern’ of Norbert the nautilus, a mollusc with a shell made of junkyard trash who leaves his black and white world of human refuse for love and adventure in the natural world (and the colour of Chatswood mall where he’d probably get eaten).

Author:Ashley. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Victoria Park in Sydney

Author: James Foster. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Centennial Park, Sydney

Author: J Bar. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Mitchell Library, Sydney

The State Library of New South Wales (also known as the Mitchell Library) contains many historically significant collections dating from the European colonisation of Australia, including accounts from Australian explorers and other pioneers, paintings and sketches.

Author: Christopher Chan. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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Archibald Fountain, Sydney

The Archibald Fountain is located in Hyde Park, in central Sydney.
St Mary’s Cathedral is in the background of this shot.

Author: Christopher Chan. Source: flickr.com (Some rights reserved)

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The Queen Victoria statue

sculpted by John Hughes, located outside the Queen Victoria building in downtown Sydney,

Author:Bjørn Christian Tørrissen. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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Governor Phillip Fountain, Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

Author :J Bar. Source: commons.wikimedia.org

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