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Saturday, 27 February 2010
Friday, 26 February 2010
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
Three ECGs, two sets of blood tests, 10 hours of very good care in casualty, two cardiac scans and an exercise stress test - all under the public health system. The only thing I have to pay for is the ambulance ride and that is covered by my health insurance. I may moan about the Medicare levy come tax time but to know that this level of health care is there if you need it is extremely reassuring.
Monday, 22 February 2010
Sunday, 21 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Friday, 19 February 2010
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Wednesday, 17 February 2010
Tuesday, 16 February 2010
Monday, 15 February 2010
Sunday, 14 February 2010
Saturday, 13 February 2010
Friday, 12 February 2010
Part way along Abercrombie Lane, suspended white fluorescent tubes represent the bar code to Jan Gehl's book 'Life Between Buildings'. Beneath this suspended code lies another bar code painted in black - 'Two or Three Things I Know About Her', by Jean-Luc Godard.
The two codes frame a space of dialogue on the City and create the opportunity for one to engage with it. Alongside graphic and sculptural installations, Abercrombie Lane is home to a pocked sized open air cinema, screening films that promote dialogue about the nature of our cities.
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
The Meeting Place is a playful installation which encourages participation and interaction whilst heightening the experience of moving through the urban space of Little Hunter Street. The four metre high fabric walls sit within the laneway, compressing the pedestrian path and framing a sliver of sky that accentuates the unique space of the lane.
People negotiate their way through the laneway through communication and contact with other people moving in the opposite direction. This social aspect of watching, communicating and negotiating with people will increase positive human contact with a sense of play.
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
Portland Daily Photo that our much respected fellow blogger, Amir of Tehran Live, has been arrested again, this time for publishing these photos. As before I hope he is safe and well and released quickly. My thoughts are with him and his family.
Monday, 8 February 2010
Did you know Sydney had a Trafalgar Square?
I've walked past this building many, many times and never noticed its name. Its probably the new paint job that made me notice.
Trafalgar Square is a good and externally well preserved example of Victorian commercial architecture. It is of historic significance as a late example of the Victorian store and commercial building, forming part of the local warehouse precinct which grew up around Darling Harbour in the latter half of the nineteenth century. It is also associated with the well known architects Sheerin and Hennessy. The building is of aesthetic significance as a well detailed Victorian building which contributes to the streetscape of the Clarence Street warehouse group.
Trafalgar Square is a refurbished former warehouse building five bays wide, which has three storeys of office accommodation above two levels of retail, the lowest partly below street level. It has timber shopfronts at the lower two levels, and a stucco facade above, with a pedimented parapet and timber box-framed windows. Internally, most of the former niches in main dividing walls have been converted to archways connecting the bays, and new plasterboard ceilings have recently been constructed, revealing details of timber beams and their stone brackets. The interior of the building has recently been fully refurbished. (Source - NSW Heritage Database)
Sunday, 7 February 2010
Saturday, 6 February 2010
Friday, 5 February 2010
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
(Richard Goodwin, Russell Lowe, Adrian McGregor)"On current trajectories polar ice cap melts will drown Underwood Street. so do we raise the bar? At 7m above sea level this collaboration between an artist, architect/gamer and landscape architect combines the landscape of weather, an architecture of catastrophe and the technology of games." So says the blurb. One of the stranger laneway installations.