Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Prince Alfred Park, Oh Alfred!

Prince Alfred Park is a park in the inner city suburb of Surry Hills which is currently being reconstructed. A new children's playground, tennis and basketball courts have opened but the new swimming pool is still to be completed. The 'Oh Alfred! Reflections of Prince Alfred Park' was an art project that was part of the Art and About Sydney festival. The Surry Hills community of residents and school children worked with artists to turn the fences around the construction area into artwork.

30 comments:

  1. Oh, Jim, your city does have fun, doesn't it! There is an energy/laughter that I feel in many of the posts from Australia. Maybe because it's such a young country in comparison with most of the the others. Whatever, I love it! I also love the Prince Alfred Park and, of course, more of your beautiful blue skies! Great post for the day as always! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Thank you for sharing Alfred Park. It's lovely to know about new places around the world. Have a lovely week Jim.

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  3. Each time I see "Oh, Alfred" I immediately get the Aussie Crawl song "Oh, Errol" running through my head *snort*.
    Love the photos and the clever way of decorating the fences :)

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  4. Those fences are wonderful! So colourful.

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  5. your world is full of art. and i've been enjoying all these postings. have a lovely week.

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  6. i enjoy looking at these colourful fences, such talented artwork. have a wonderful week.

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  7. How very impressive a sight, using fences of a building site for art. Impressed ! Please have a good Tuesday.


    daily athens

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  8. I was only in Sydney once, in 1982, for a few days. I enjoyed it very much, but didn't get the fun feel of it that shows in your blog. Thank you for giving me a completely different view of your city.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada

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  9. Great shots of this creative art work! It is beautiful and colorful.

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  10. Nice. You always have these fantastic pics. Thanks.

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  11. what a great way to cover up ugly temp fencing. I know this park too from when I used to live in Sydney.

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  12. How long did they spend making this?

    What a pity they all have to coem down again.

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  13. Ann, they did spend quite a while putting all this together. I saw them on a couple of weekends, having a picnic and working on their artwork.

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  14. Jim, lovely details from your city. Great post.

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  15. I love the beautiful fences. Looks fun and colourful.

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  16. Beautiful My World posting

    Have a nice week,
    Greetings, Bram

    My Word Tuesday post

    Seen on My World Tuesday

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  17. Wow, amazing patterns and designs. They're very creative.

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  18. Amazing....and I'm thankful you added the reason for the wonderful artwork display.


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    Come over to my blog if you dare

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  19. What a great idea to turn the fences into artwork.

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  20. That fence is amazing. I should do that with mine

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  21. Always interesting and nice pics here!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Happy Ruby Tuesday****

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  22. This is so very cool... not only urban art, but community art. It's great of you to share your world with us, Jim.

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  23. How wonderful that the park is being reconstructed. Colorful and creative art project!

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  24. Hi Jim,
    I just had a delightful time scrolling down looking at all of your photos.

    I'm glad when you stop by my SkyWatch posts so I can go see what you've been up to.

    Have a great weekend!

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