15 April 2009

Excursion day

Even though it's sometimes difficult to coordinate meeting with friends who live in different parts of the state, planning a creative excursion is so worth it. Today I went with Brenda and Fiona to visit the Chinese Garden of Friendship at Darling Harbour. Despite the fact that the garden was established in 1988 and I have lived in Sydney my whole life, I had never visited before. Sometimes that's just the way it is - we take our own city for granted.

I took loads of photos that have started my subconscious thinking about shapes and colours. Today I'll just show you some of the building photos. I simply adore the curved sections of the Chinese pagodas. Aren't they interesting against the city offices and apartment blocks? The top left photo is of The Gurr, a hexagonal, two-storey building with golden ceramic roof tiles. Divine. And yes, the sky really was that deep blue. Another glorious Sydney day.

2 comments:

peppermintpatcher said...

The sky looks amazing behind those peaks of the roof.

Monica Johnstone said...

I fondly remember my day there. We acquired a pair of Chinese wedding boxes with ornate painted birds on them. We enjoy them to this day and it reminds me of the gardens there.

Wish I could have gone with you guys.
Monica