Unique blog with fresh pictoral news from Sydney. All images by Chris Bajkowski

Unikalny blog z bieżącymi fotoreportażami z największej australijskiej metropolii - Sydney. Zdjęcia - Chris Bajkowski

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Sculpture by the Sea

The thirteenth annual outdoor exibition - Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2009 from 29 October - 15 November on the spectacular Bondi - Tamarama coastal walk transformed with over 100 sculptures by artists from across the world.

Friday, 30 October 2009


This is a wonderful time of the year to be outdoors and it is also the time when the many hundreds of Jacarandas in Sydney are in full bloom.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Opera House - Open Day *4

Broadwalk Studio

The Studio is a contemporary performing arts venue at Sydney Opera House, situated between the Playhouse and Drama Theatre, beneath the Concert Hall.

This intimate, flexible venue, the smallest in the complex, is designed primarily for new music and contemporary performance. It is also suitable for cabaret, small theatrical productions and spoken word presentations. The maximum seating capacity ranges from 220 to 350, depending on venue configuration.

The floor area is approximately 15m x 15m, within which flexible tiered seating banks and cabaret-style seating may be arranged in various configurations.

The Sydney Aerial Theatre rehearsal during Open Day in Opera House last Sunday

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Opera House - Open Day *3

Concert Hall

The largest hall is the Concert Hall which seats 2690. It is used for a wide variety of performances includin symphony concerts, chamber music, opera, dance, choral concerts, pop, jazz and folk concerts, variety shows and conventions.

The acoustics of the Concert hall are higly regarded. The ceiling which rises up to 25 m above the platform, and upper walls are panelled with white birch playwood and the lower walls, floors,stairs boxes and stage platform are paneled with a hard brown wood, brush box.
Above the platform are suspended 18 ajustable acrlic acoustic rings, which assist musicians by reflecting some of the sound of the instruments stright back to the platform.

Opera House - Open Day *2

Opera Theatre

The Opera Theatre, seating 1 547, is mainly used for performances of opera, ballet and dance.The auditiruim is panelled in wood for acoustic reason, but the ceiling and walls a painted black to allow the audience to focus its attention upon the stage. The procenium opening is 12 m wide and 7 m high. build into the stage floor is a revolve 14 m in diameter and four platform lifts 10.5x3.5 m which raise and lower the scenery between the set storage area at groung level and the stage 10 m above. the orchestra pit can accommodate up to 75 musicians.

Monday, 26 October 2009

Opera House - Open Day

It was a crowded house yesterday at Bennelong Point - and a different kind of crowd - when the Opera House staged its biggest open day.

As a dinosaur stalked the forecourt, the queue for tours snaked back to Macquarie Street. With backstage areas open for public tours for the first time, more than 50,000 people swarmed the building - 20,000 in the first hour. Many had never been inside before.

The Opera House chief executive, Richard Evans, said he hoped people who would not ordinarily visit the venue would take away ''a little part of the secret of the Opera House''.

''There's a lot of people who think it's all about opera, ballet and symphony,'' he said. ''Hopefully people will think about the Opera House differently.''

David Astalosh, 19, took the opportunity to venture onto the Concert Hall stage. ''You can see all the photos and postcards … but until you experience the magic inside you really don't appreciate the grandeur,'' he said.

Kim Arlington

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Visual Image Expo

The Visual Image Expo come back to the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre yesterday. This Expo has combined to showcase to the Visual Graphics Industries, which include Signage, Digital Printing, Routing, Awards, Vinyl Application, Design, Airbrush, Screen Printing, Display Solutions and Engraving.

The 2009 event featured a product display at the entrance to the show, vehicle wrap demonstrations, and free daily seminars presented by industry experts

Friday, 23 October 2009

Jobs Expo

More than 500 jobseekers could find jobs as a result of the highly successful Centrelink jobs expo on Friday.

More than 9000 people flocked to the expo, which featured 130 stallholders at Liverpool’s Whitlam Leisure Centre.

Werriwa Federal Labor MP Chris Hayes said employers were expecting to fill 427 permanent jobs, 80 apprenticeships and 100 training and volunteer positions following the expo.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Religions of Bonnyrigg

Bonnyrigg is a suburb of Sydney located 36 kilometres west of CBD.
Religion in the Bonnyrigg area has a vitality, and also a prominence, that you don't find so often in older areas of Sydney. In some parts, the main roads are literally lined with large places of worship, many on land provided by government.

Parkside Church is next to a Laotian Buddhist Temple (they sometimes use each other's car park). The Chinese Presbyterian Church is next to a mosque, which adjoins a temple and pagoda.

12 places of worship within two square kilometres. All these communities live next to each other with absolutely no problems.

Khmer Temple

Lao Temple

Turkish Mosque

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Art & About

Art & About City of Sydney feast of art, music and performance throughout the city during October. From painting to performance, laneways to banners, established to emerging artist - Art @ About reflects our city's identity in all its diversity.
One of the landmark events in this project is Sydney Live - the annual photography competition held in Hyde Park. The real Sydney is revealed in the everyday and every night, captured by the photographic artists who live here.