This weekend is Sydney Open Weekend.
I’ve been for three of the five years it’s been on, and I definitely would have been going this year.
Sadly, due to COVID, Sydney Open isn’t able to be held as usual. There will be self-guided tours, as well as some online talks and virtual tours. You can read more here:
Each year I download the app and the map, and plan out what buildings to see. Those of you who know me will have no problem believing that I always dramatically underestimate the time required to see each building... Bad Stephen! But I still love the planning, and reading about all the buildings, especially the new ones.
Also, I only have a small camera (not a nice full-frame SLR 😢), so I have to get a bit creative and use long exposures, exposure bracketing, and a tripod.
I’ve had a brief look at the old photos today. Let’s just say that my photographic skills are still in the learning stage... some of them are grainy, or didn’t fit in the frame (it’s only a small camera with a limited zoom), and some were of the “what did I take that photo for” category...
I’ve selected a few of the better ones, and when I get a bot more time I’ll upload a few more, plus I’ll come back and add my opinions about which are the best buildings to see.
SPOILER ALERT: 50 Martin Place should be on your list—beautiful building, clever redevelopment, and the staff do a brilliant job of being polite and helpful, but also keeping things running smoothly.
Arup, 264 George Street
Allens, 126 Phillip St
50 Martin Place
NSW Parliament House
Sydney Open and the Great Ramen Quest...
Spice Alley, Kensington St, Chippendale, with fellow photographer Montgomery Phoenix.
1 Shelley St
St James’ Church, 173 King St
King St Court Complex
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House
All photos taken and © by Stephen Walter
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