this ancient analouge image is the Sydney skyline in 1982 from the WatchTower building that overlooks Redfern station. Now days it’s all multi million dollar apartments but it was a very different city back then. The graffitti is actually the name of a punk band that was squatting in the building at the time. But the image could also be read as a comment and observation on some of the goings on around here in bubbleland. Or maybe I just posted it because Muscular Teeth tells me he likes my apocalyptic images……. the interpretation is open……..

Comments

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethabout 6 years ago

    well yes i like it… looks like a ruined city…roaming packs of wild dogs… occasionaly Loner phsycho…

  • geez louise that was quick and yes the packs of roaming wild dogs is a nice touch but that was certainly Sydney in the early eighties…much less glitzy and swish than it is now that’s for sure……..glad you like it though…….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethabout 6 years ago

    yeah coincidence i was walktzing past.. aah the early eighties- great movies made then…

  • ltruskett
    ltruskettabout 6 years ago

    One of your best……love the misspelling……!!! Fabulous Sydney.

  • hey thanks you…. yes the spelling mistake is actually the anarchy sign crossed out…. I’ve got another version where the graffitti is clearer but the image is less dynamic…… anyway yes Sydney ….. fabulous even when she’s grotty and run down…… I love this city…….:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 6 years ago

    Love this Julie, I’ve just finished watching life after people – takes you through a few thousand years or so and what becomes of the buildings we have left behind excellent doco this shot of yours depicts that feeling so well _ mans last message !!

  • thanks heaps Christine…… yes it’s like an abandoned movie set or something….. but it was very gritty city back in the early eighties….. glad you like it……:)

    – Juilee Pryor

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryabout 6 years ago

    Totally fucking awesome.

  • that’s my pleasure my dear…..I don’t nessesarily subscribe to the ‘if you can’t beat them join them’ set……. I’ll just have to post stronger work to conterbalance the other energies and tendencies that also exist here in bubbleland…..

    – Juilee Pryor

  • Christine  Wilson Photography
    Christine Wil...about 6 years ago

    Funny I have a shot of Melb with that title ! a film shot late around 1990 or so

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    Cool shot, definitely has the look of “record cover” about it.

  • thanks heaps Royboy…. yes very punk and post punk times then…. and the city was much grittyer place then…. not so much money around as now days…… I’m so glad I use film though…. if this had been shot on digital it would have most likey been deleted straight away but now twenty five years later….. it its relevant in a totally unexpected way……. amazing

    – Juilee Pryor

  • TheDeadDadaists
    TheDeadDadaistsabout 6 years ago

    The buildings look like cardboard models ;-)

    And for some reason, no soundtrack = silent movie . . . we love it >XO!OX<

  • thanks you deaddadaist…. I love dada….. and it was a really punk era which looking back now at images like this…. its does seem like a movie set…. and it was such a surreal time back then that it suits it perfectly

    – Juilee Pryor

  • transmute
    transmuteabout 6 years ago

    That’s totally plunk

  • it was a punk plunk though….

    – Juilee Pryor

  • roybarry
    roybarryabout 6 years ago

    Juilee, I agree with your sentiments about film and about the money that is sloshing around. These days, the old world is disappearing-everything needs to be plate glass, chrome and bloody designer this, that and the other. Whether it’s because I’m getting older or just looking at the world through rose tinted specs, I don’t know-all I do know is that I miss grime and grit. Things are far too clinical these days.

  • the whole urban landscape changes slowly enough that we really don’t notice it happening around us till we see stuff like this to be honest and it reminds us of what we have lost….. and I agree with the deaddadaist comment below…. deriliction has its own beauty and inevitablity….. it works for me…..

    – Juilee Pryor

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