Australian textures

To contrast with the posts on textures in Switzerland, I’ve been noticing a few local textures that are very familiar to Sydneysiders yet seem completely foreign in contrast to the Swiss images I gathered here and here.

These shots below are from deep n the Blue Mountains, nearing Bathurst.

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Arty bark expression. Scribble gums or paperbarks

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and gorgeous gumleaves

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Quite different to the ram rod straight trees and ordered forests on the Swiss mountainsides, the Australian bush has craggy, bendy trees that do their own interpretive dance in the landscape.

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Closer to home, here’s some tropical foliage and succulents are sculptural in their form.

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blue trees

Apologies dear blog, I have been neglecting you.

A couple of months ago, I ventured down to Pirrama Park, Pyrmont to see an art installation by the harbour. This installation will stay until it fades away over time and weathers the elements.

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Can you spot the Harbour Bridge in this shot below?

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The artist Konstantin Dimopoulos has used environmentally friendly paint so as not to damage the trees.

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You can read more about it here.

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Looking up into the foliage is quite disorienting and very striking.

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