Tuesday, 7 November 2006

Gaudì-inspired seats, Neutral Bay

Today is my birthday. If I were made of money, I'd jet off to somewhere exotic. But I'll just remind myself of lovely Barcelona where I was earlier in the year, and count my blessings.

In 2002, mosaicist, Cynthia Turner, drew inspiration from Antonio Gaudì's famous benches in Parc Güell, Barcelona, in making these seats in Sydney's Neutral Bay.

19 comments:

  1. Happy, happy Birthday! I'm big on celebrations and hope that you have a terrific day and evening. Celebrate! Yes, the benches do remind me of Gaudi, too. Nice capture!

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  2. Finally! I can now just visit Sydney and still be close to Barcelona. Two of my favourite cities :)

    And you're right about homogenised cities. Everything is so cookie-cutter around the world.

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  3. And Happy Birthday to youuuuuuuuuu! xx

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  4. Happy Birthday Sally! So, will you be wearing a top hat today to celebrate?

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  5. Happy birthday Sally. I haven't seen these benches before, must look out for them next time I'm over that way.

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  6. Happy Birth day from one Scorpio to another! Beautiful mosaics and hope you have a beautiful day!

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  7. Happy birthday , Sally!
    me, a scorpio too! Five!

    make a wish and you'll fly to Barcelona soon!

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  8. Je te souhaite un joyeux anniversaire.
    j'espere que tu seras gatées.
    ta mosaïque est tres belle, elle me fait penser aux oeuvres de Pedro Silva.


    I wish you a happy birthday. I hope that you will be covered with gifts. your mosaic is very beautiful, it makes me think of works of Pedro Silva.

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  9. Nice art work Sally and happy birthday!

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  10. Hello Sally! All our best for your birthday and enjoy.
    This Gaudi mosaic seats are original and beautiful.

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  11. All the best for your day, Sally. May it bring a bit of luck in the cup too!

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  12. Happy Birthday...and many happy returns of the day. I would miss your posts terribly if you were not here next year on your birthday. The benches are lovely.

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  13. Très bon anniversaire, Sally! (many many reasons to celebrate for you and your family these days...!)And thank you for giving me a daily glimpse of Sydney.

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  14. Thanks everyone for your best wishes. I've had a good day, if I did have to go to work! It was Melbourne Cup Day and so I at least got to drink some champagne at work while we watched the race.

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  15. happy birthday all the day from a cold Belgium! hope you hve a good one. great photo - very colorful and happy :)

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  16. Happy birthday Sally. If I had lots of money I'd come and live in Sydney. Are you having a bet on the Melbourne Cup. If so, I hope you are lucky.

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  17. **** happy belated birthday Sally ****
    may all your wishes come true.

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  18. Happy birthday- Hau'oli La hanau! I hope to visit Barcelona one day!

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  19. Belated happy birthday, Sally! These benches are fabulous, and with a few sunny thoughts, I'm sure could transport one to Barcelona at will.
    -Kim

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