Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Man In The Mirror

I discovered the most amazing tiled mural in "Little Portugal" in Petersham, here in Sydney, while I was out walking the other day. It goes for hundreds of feet and is made up of glazed tiles, predominantly blue and yellow in colour.

Self Portrait

Dotted througout are mirror tiles that make the viewer, or photographer, part of the mural.

Strange Creatures

It commemorates a visit by the President of Portugal, or some such malarky. I didn't even realise that Sydney had a "Little Portugal" as such, but a short walk up the street and I was surrounded by Portugese delis, cafes and restaurants. Quite the pleasant surprise.

Petersham Mural by Luis Geraldes

I love this city!

9 comments:

Ur-spo said...

one of the reasons I enjoy reading your blog is getting to know your city so; I hope someday to visit it in person.

The Other Andrew said...

It's a fabulous place. I moved here, so I love it with the passion of someone whose chose it as their home.

Michael Guy said...

I hope to visit, too! That or return in the next life as a surfer lesbian residing in Perth. Meet me for a brandy alexander at the Court Hotel Bar?

yaniboy said...

You SO have to show me around when I eventually get to Sydney... or at least provide me with an appropriately marked map of the city...

You da man!

The Other Andrew said...

Yani, MG, if you make to the fair shores of Sydney well then of course I'll be your tour guide. We'll paint the town pink, gentlemen.

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

TOA! that's a seriously good self-portrait. seriously. nice one. print it up, honey buns.

The Other Andrew said...

Thanks! I look so serious because it took be about 16 *^$#%ing tries to get a)me in the frame and b) the autofocus on me not the surrounding tiles. I must have looked like a right old narcissist!

Take a pic, look, take a pic, look,...

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

oooh I know what you mean :-) I did a lot of photos with mirrors at one point. it's so much fun but waiting to develop the film and then discover you had to do it all again... I heart digital!

The Other Andrew said...

I heart digital so much, I want to may it.