Saturday, 23 December 2006

Macquarie Street lighting

Macquarie St in central Sydney has a string of beautiful colonial buildings along it. Some, including this, were designed by convict architect Francis Greenway. For the past two weeks, and up until Christmas night, some of these Macquarie St buildings have been lit each night with a wonderful array of designs. Here is the Conservatorium of Music, reflected in a glass topped skylight to the underground library. I rested my camera on it to get a clear picture. The "Con" as it is usually called, was originally built in 1821 as the stables for Government House.

For some more of my photos of the illuminations along Macquaries St, click here.

I posted a daytime picture of this castle-like building on 3 June. You can read more about it here.

9 comments:

  1. Sally this photo is simply magnificent. I just love the reflection!
    The whole series is splendid, but this is my fave.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Great set of images, really interesting. Love the reflection and the colors in this one.

    ReplyDelete
  3. That is such a great photo! It's so cool that they've done this...and that you've captured it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a terrific light display. Have a great Christmas Sally.

    ReplyDelete
  5. MAGNIFIQUE, les illuminations et le reflet. BRAVO

    SPLENDID, illuminations and the reflection. CHEER

    ReplyDelete
  6. Fantastic photo, and such a typically Sydney event I am suddenly overwhelmed with homesickness! How fantastic that there is something in December to liven up the city instead of cramming everything into the Festival month.
    Have a happy christmas, I hope you decided in favour of the trifle!

    ReplyDelete
  7. The photo is beautiful..I too think trifle sounds pretty darn tasty. I may have to look it up in my cookbook.

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a moving picture ! I wish you a merry Christmas (but do not expect me to sing some carols).

    ReplyDelete