A blurred car can be seen driving through this unusual tubular blue arch.

This is Macquarie Arch, made from pieces of thick electrical conduit, painted with white plastic paint and resting on sandstone plinths.

Its blue glow represents the Blue Mountains as well as the Scottish heritage of Governor Lachlan Macquarie.

The arch, opposite Hyde Park and spanning Macquarie Street, was part of the 2010 Macquarie Visions Vivid Festival in Sydney, Australia.

Canon 400D, as is.
543 views at 10/3/12

Challenge Winner’
‘The Color Blue, Man-Made’ – Feb 2011
‘Changing Lines’ – Dec 2011

Uk to Australia & Back – Oct 2010
The World As We See It – Dec 2011
Theme Thursday, Feature Friday – Mar 2012

100 views at 1/4/11
543 views at 10/3/12

I live in Australia and enjoy bushwalking in the great outdoors, especially the world heritage listed Blue Mountains National Park.

My photographic interests are pretty much related to Australian landscapes, rustic Australia, historic Australia, Australian wildlife, flora, fauna, birds, etc. Guess I love the country I was born and live in.

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  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 4 years ago

    Beautiful mate..cheers Michael..

  • Thanks Warren, and thanks for the fave also.

    – Michael John

  • jenn77
    jenn77over 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture !!! Excellent !!! Love this !!

  • Thank you Jenny!

    – Michael John

  • Claire Walsh
    Claire Walshover 4 years ago

    beautiful night capture Michael:)

  • Thank you Claire.

    – Michael John

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    pretty amazing shot Michael, well done!

  • Thanks heaps for the comment and fave Mark!

    – Michael John

  • Sharksladie
    Sharksladieover 4 years ago

    it’s a lovely monument! and a great shot!

  • Thank you for your great comments Stephanie.

    – Michael John

  • MIchelle Thompson
    MIchelle Thompsonover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot – love it

  • Thanks for commenting Michelle.

    – Michael John

  • Michael Matthews
    Michael Matthewsover 4 years ago

    Nice blues & curving patterns there Mike. I remember this well but didn’t get a good shot of it.

  • Thanks Michael. Being such an unusual shape, it was difficult to get a good shot.

    – Michael John

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

  • Thanks klikker.

    – Michael John

  • wolfepaw
    wolfepawover 4 years ago

  • Thank you!

    – Michael John

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 4 years ago

    Very colourful night scene Michael.

  • Thank you Ralph.

    – Michael John

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