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My wife has been giving me ‘hints’ for a while that she wanted an Amethyst ring as Amethyst is our son’s birth stone (whatever that means). So I ‘surprised’ her with this on her birthday. Yep, she loved it! ;-)

Photos below:
One Shelley Street Sydney

Photos below are from the Vivid Festival last year (2010)

Info on Vivid Festival 2010 below

Seven historic buildings had images and designs projected onto them from 6:00pm until midnight. The images are repeated/rotated at regular intervals.

The seven buildings that are lit during the festival are as follows:

St Mary’s Cathedral
Hyde Park Barracks
The Mint
Parliament House
State Library of New South Wales
Palace Garden Gate
Sydney Conservatorium of Music

The following information comes from:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who, in 2003, received the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s highest honour. The citation stated:

“ There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent. ”

The Sydney Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. Currently, it is the most recently constructed World Heritage Site to be designated as such, sharing this distinction with such ancient landmarks as Stonehenge and the Giza Necropolis. It is one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.

The Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It sits at the northeastern tip of the Sydney central business district (the CBD), surrounded on three sides by the harbour (Sydney Cove and Farm Cove) and neighboured by the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Contrary to its name, the building houses multiple performance venues. As one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people, the Sydney Opera House provides a venue for many performing arts companies including the four key resident companies Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony, and presents a wide range of productions on its own account. It is also one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting the site each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour.

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I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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Comments

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 1 year ago

    Nice work Bryan..thanks mate now Julie wants one..lol.

  • Thanks Warren and sorry Warren, but it’s worth the brownie points…..I think! ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteover 1 year ago

    One lucky lady beautiful selection well done Bryan.

  • Thanks very much Julie, appreciate it. :-) Btw, is Warren getting you one? LOL

    – Bryan Freeman

  • jammingene
    jammingeneover 1 year ago

  • WOW! Awesome news! Thanks very much, greatly appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

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