12 July 2011

12 of 12 for July 2011

Hello all 12 of 12ers and to any one else that possibly reads this blog. As you can tell by the title of this post it's that time again for me to dazzle you, or at least amuse you, with 12 photos taken on this 12th day of the month. Now this concept was the brain child of this man. So we thank him for his ingenuity and creativity. Once agin this month I take you around me little part of the world. Most people call it Sydney but currently I call it home. So, here are this months photo and I hope you enjoy them and maybe one or two catch your eye.


This is part of a permanent art installation these tiles cover an entire building. All of the tiles contain different messages relating to the gay and lesbian community.


Like the above mentioned art installation this light post sits in front of the building.


An interesting sculpture sitting in the park in the city.



Another piece of art work within the park.


We may be in the middle of winter but that doesn't mean we can't have a little colour along side the cold temperatures and rainy days.


I don't know how old this sign is but I thought it was interesting sitting on top of one of the main tunnels leading to the city subways/trains.


Another form of transportation in the middle of the city. We need more of these in the city and less cars.


The top of the QVB (Queen Victoria Building) which is a lovely three story shopping mall. One of several shopping malls in downtown Sydney.


The interior of the QVB building, this picture doesn't do the building justice and unfortunately you have to actually physically see the building to take it all in in it's entirety to thoroughly enjoy it.


One of hundreds of sculptured mouldings that cover many of the older building in the city.


It's lunch time and a very busy city as we all sramble to get our food and do it all in a half an hour.

It may be cold but kids just don't seem to feel it an this one is having too much fun in this fountain.

That's all of the pictures for this month. I hope you enjoyed looking at them. Come around next month and see what else I can find to show you.

12 comments:

TICKLEBEAR said...

1: wouldn't it be cool to live at the corner pf Pride and Love?

2: you see, here, in winter, there are NO flowers. how can this be winter??? seems hardly fair!!
;)~

3: for a shopping mall, pretty remarkable. ours are so boring in general...

nice 12!!
see ya next month!!
:)~
HUGZ

Lucrecia Bloggia said...

I love this shopping mall! Also like the architectural detail with the moulded face. I think every big city should have only taxis and buses in their downtown district.

And definitely, we don't have the same notion of winter and cold here!

Have a nice day! ;¬)

Jill said...

That's the MALL?!?
Wow.

I'm taking you up on your offer and coming to visit. tee hee

I love your winter flowers... so happy and cheerful! Thanks for sharing.

TJ said...

Jill - just give me enough heads up and your flight details and come on down. :-)

MapleLime said...

Love the lampost... the only thing I've seen in Ottawa, since moving here a few years ago, that comes close to that level of interest, was when they had some panels form The Quilt displayed in the local library.

Glad you liked my entry for the month!

Mary Ellis said...

I love the photos of your city - (I want to see more of the mall!) This is a place I've wanted to visit (daunting 26 hours last time I checked), but I get peeks of it on your blog. Thanks for sharing your area of the world!

mymusicallungs said...

Wow, TJ! Art, architecture, culture and a stunning blue sky-and all in the winter. Amazing!
That people would play in and out of a fountain in the winter-I just can't get my head round it. What was the temperature that day!?

Loved visiting. See you in August!

TJ said...

I'm glad everyone liked the photos because I like taking them and sharing. That mall is in a very old building built in 1898. It was built as a shopping/cafe etc place and it has been refitted with modern storefronts but maintains the overall soul, and life of the original building. You can see more at http://www.qvb.com.au/. There are more pictures on the website. The high temperature that day was 13C or 55F.

TJ said...

I'm glad everyone liked the photos because I like taking them and sharing. That mall is in a very old building built in 1898. It was built as a shopping/cafe etc place and it has been refitted with modern storefronts but maintains the overall soul, and life of the original building. You can see more at http://www.qvb.com.au/. There are more pictures on the website. The high temperature that day was 13C or 55F.

WIR said...

The pic are so amazing :). The view at the interior of the QVB Building. I like this old buildings, they have a specific charm.

Thanks for sharing the link, I'll have a look at the weekend.

Have a nice evening.
martinchen.

Fresco said...

Your Ozzie 'winters' are like our European summers :-)

Fancy shopping at the QVB one day

Ur-spo said...

please don't wait another month to post; we want to hear from you!