Sydney Christmas celebrations to be more native and greener

December 7, 2009 at 9:42 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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In Sydney, celebrations this year are designed to be a lot greener and far more Australian as compared to the previous years.

The projections on the Town Hall building will feature images that are uniquely native. The impressive facade of the Victorian sandstone building will reflect images that are exclusively and expressly Australian. The images will include those of wattle blossoms, kookaburras, blue bottles, flying foxes, echidnas, sailing yachts, blue-tongued lizards, parks, King Parrots, bottle brushes, a pink galah in a gum tree and diverse cultures of Australia – iconic Australian images that will give the Christmas celebrations a remarkable Sydney or Australian flavour!
In addition to the 21-metre giant-size Christmas tree at Martin Place, there is an 8-metre tree at Taylor Square and several other Christmas trees at several other locations. In view of enhanced sustainability, all light decorations will be powered by GreenPower. The fireworks also make use of green explosives causing minimum harm to the people and the environment!

The Christmas Concert venues give out a clear message of sustainability! School students’ display of their little gardens in garden boxes, as part of Live Green School Garden Project, will pass on a healthy message on the green methods of growing plants and preparing food.

And as a frosting on the Christmas cake, all decorations will be of a reusable nature!

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The dizzying markets of Sydney

November 21, 2009 at 1:02 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Come weekends, the Sydney markets are alive and bustling with shoppers hunting for souvenirs, antiques, crafts and jewellery as well as clothes, books, footwear and whatnot!

The markets of the Rocks, Surry Hills, Rozelle, Bondi, Paddington, Glebe and Balmain are vibrant with its vast array of wares that include the special and the funky, the quirky and the odd, the casual and the ceremonial, the conventional and the bizarre…You name it, Sydney has it!

Recycled and handmade goods are the specialty of Surry Hills and Rozelle Markets. There are priceless varieties of these goods to choose from. Some of these stalls offer second-hand but exclusive stuff at steal-away prices!

Shoppers are constantly baffled by the dilemma of choosing between designs of the morrow and the reigning labels of today!

The delightful ethnic collections at the night markets of Chinatown have been a constant source of attraction for visitors.

In fact these markets are a fair reflection of the attitude, lifestyle, culture, and aesthetics of the people of Sydney!

Sydney’s Aboriginal art

November 7, 2009 at 3:30 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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If you are art-savvy and love the quaint works of art of yore, Sydney is the place where you should be in.

The Aboriginal art which almost died out since European invasion, has resurrected today, thanks to the efforts and interests of the aesthetically inclined and art lovers of the city!

Sydney celebrates its Aboriginal art through several events and festivals organized for the merest of an excuse at the drop of a hat! These are kept alive by the likes of you and me who throng these venues!

Aboriginal art, as evidenced by the rock engravings and rock paintings, centred on themes and subjects related to the sea such as whales, sharks and different kinds of fish. However, today the Aboriginal art of Sydney has undergone much evolution though it has preserved its essence of tradition. The art uses modern methods of creation and presentation while themes and effects reflect the richness of cultural heritage.

Taste even a bit of this cultural art, and you would be left yearning for more!

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