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Old May 30th, 2010, 02:15 PM   #61
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Really nice this garden. Loved Canberra too. The pics are not bad at all.

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A house in Norway

This is actually a Stavkirker (wooden church). They were built in North of Europe between 1100-1300 AD. Nowadays less than 30 remained and this one specially is maybe the most famous of them.

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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:07 PM   #63
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VIVID SYDNEY 2010: A Festival of Light, Music & Ideas

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The annual festival, now on its 2nd year, once again transformed Sydney into a living canvas of light and music from 27 May to 21 June, with events extending from Hyde Park, through Macquarie Street to Sydney Opera House, around Circular Quay and Darling Harbour.

One of the major attractions of the festival is MACQUARIE VISIONS, a free public event celebrating in immersive light displays the 200t anniversary and story of two visionary leaders, Governor Lachlan Macquarie and his wife Elizabeth.

From 1810 to 1821, the Macquaries made an unparalleled contribution to the growth of NSW and Australia, instigating hundreds of ground-breaking public works programs and championing the importance of agriculture, education, justice, benevolence and a 'fair go' for all.

Macquarie Visions illuminates the incredible legacies and achievements of Mqacquarie's 11-year tenure as Governor of NSW through innovative, theatrical and contemporary light displays in a family friendly night promenade along the length of Macquarie Street linking St Mary's Cathedral to the Sydney Opera House.




Designing the Nation

The Macquarie Visions experience begins with a dazzling light spectacle at St Mary's Cathedral, a building for which Lachlan Macquarie himself laid the foundation stone in 1821.

The light display explores the Macquaries' role in the implementation of hundreds of major building projects including the introduction of churches, schools, hospitals, roads, banks and agricultural developments.








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The images tell the story of the establishment of the Macquarie towns as well as the building of the cultural and civil fabric of Sydney society.








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VIVID SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2010
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The Downer Macquarie Arch, near Hyde Park Barracks, symbolises perhaps the greatest of Macquarie's achievements - the construction of the road over the Blue Mountains.




In a terrain that remains even inhospitable even today, Macquarie charged his engineer, William Cox, with a team of convicts, to build a road in an unknown territory. They achieved this remarkable feat, of over 100 miles, in just six months and won their freedom under his emancipation program.

The road's true significance is hard to quantify. It opened up the agricultural plains to Bathurst whereby settlement and trade developed for the colony, and later a gold rush, through to the development of towns and interior exploration.



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Fair Go

An electrified timeline of Governor Macquarie's achievements illuminates the walls of Hyde Park Barracks Museum in a stunning tribute to a man regarded by many as the originator of the Australian value of the 'Fair-Go'.

Macquarie initiated programs that offered convicts freedom and a chance to start over. Architect Francis Greenway - the chief architect of Macquarie Street - and poet laureate Michael Massey Robinson were two of the many former convicts who made an invaluable contribution to the life of NSW under Macquarie.

The installation fuses historical photographs and modern images to document themes of recognition, emancipation, achievement, humanity, equality, hope, a helping hand and a vision for the future.





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Common Wealth

Governor Macquarie introduced coinage to Australia, forever changing the lives of its inhabitants. He also established the Bank of New South Wales to facilitate trade and commerce.

The dramatic light installation at The Mint looks at the economic and natural wealth that has been discovered, exploited and developed in Australia since the early accomplishments of Macquarie, from the gold rush to riding the sheep's back to the mineral and mining booms of recent times.





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Those night views are really awesome
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VIVID Sydney Festival 2010
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Advance Australia

Elizabeth Macquarie described her husband as the "Father of Australia". Macquarie was the first Governor to refer officially to Australia by name in 1817.

Interviews and images on the facade of the Parliament House tell of the many inspirational projects and people that have advanced Australia on the world stage, from the visionary projects of Macquarie's era through to latter day wonders such as the Snowy Mountains Scheme and Sydney Harbour Bridge.





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Words on the Street

Experience stories of early life in Sydney as told through light projections of Elizabeth Macquarie's letters home to England and fascinating memoirs of other incredible colonial contemporaries.

These priceless documents that give a poignant glimpse of life in Australia from 1810 was used to transform the facade of The State Library of New South Wales into an interactive and truly democratic exposition on the written word.











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Pictures and books on walls is the great idea! I never see that before.
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Cool photos so far!
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VIVID SYDNEY FESTIVAL 2010
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Pastimes

The Macquaries created a social life for Sydney at all levels of society. They instigated annual fairs and hosted balls, granted workers public holidays, appointed the first Poet Laureate, founded parks, gardens and sports fields and even the first horse race in the city.

This lively and fun light installation at the Conservatorium of Music brings the heady days of the early horse races to life and showcases the excitement and fashion of today's racing world.

It also reflects the broader cultural life that the Macquaries introduced to Australia in art and music, including a soundscape created by the Sydney Conservatorium of Music using Mrs Macquarie's own cello that has been restored for this anniversary year.












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