Saturday, 16 November 2013

Writers Walk Circular Quay

Dotted around Circular Quay - from the Overseas Terminal to the west, through the bustling area in front of the ferry wharves and around towards the Opera House to the east - these discs commemorate Australian and overseas authors who have lived, visited or written about Sydney.

Some of the links seemed very tenuous to me, but it was a lovely way to spend a morning.
It was quite a challenge to get some of the photos thanks to joggers, buskers and seagulls :-)

If you'd like to see the entire list and read the inscriptions on each disc clearly visit here.















This post is linked to Saturday Snapshot and AusReading Month.

17 comments:

  1. What a great idea for AusReading Month Brona! Of course I've walked past/on/around these many, many times. I haven't always paid attention though, I do remember some of them, but some seem new to me. I like how you've put the view of Circular Quay and the Opera House in the shots too.

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    1. Thanks for noticing my attempts at being artistic Louise!
      I wanted to put the discs in context as well as showing the good views some of the discs have. I also tried to show the variety of people walking, mooching & jogging by.

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  2. What fun that you captured them. The Charles Darwin one is a little stretch if he only spent two months there to claim him as their own, but... I probably wouldn't consider him a "writer" per se either. Still a great idea and encouraging to writers today to earn their very own plague. Here's Mine

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    1. Yes, there were a few that seemed a desperate attempt to have a famous name on board!
      I'd like to see some new one puts in to represent all the fabulous contemporary authors in our ranks now too.

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  3. What a wonderful place!! I'd love to walk there.

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  4. A nice mix of people represented in this display. Looks like fun to explore!

    Joy's Book Blog

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    1. Normally Circular Quay is so busy that reading these discs is rather difficult. So I went in early one overcast Tues morning on my day off work to capture these pics.

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  5. What a fun way to spend the day. Glad you didn't get run over by joggers or people pulling luggage!

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  6. Clever idea, I like that. But watch out for those sea gulls while you are reading them!

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    1. Yes, I've seen the seagulls at Circular Quay snatch chips out of people's hands!

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  7. I love the discs, but what make the photos so interesting are the backgrounds. You seem to be able to tell such a lot about the by passers. My favourites are the athletic legs.

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    1. Yes, I was pleased with that shot too. I was also happy to capture the people with luggage in front of Robert Hughes - one of our many creative people who moved o/s in the 60's to seek their fortune (as Australia wasn't a big enough or an appreciative enough pond for them.)

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  8. This was so imteresting! I have only heard of a few of the writers ... amazing the number of authors, poets, and playwrights there are in the world! You always have wonderful photo tours!

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