In June, my photography class and the design class went to Sydney to visit a few museums and exhibitions on the Sydney Photography Trip. I had an amazing time and would love to go again. Sydney is an amazing city and feels just like home but the large frozen cokes only cost a dollar!
We arrived on an early Saturday morning and after dropping off our bags at the hotel, ventured out onto the harbour. I first noticed that the design of the train station was amazing! The old classic design really contrasts to the high tech high rise buildings and the trains. It really is a gem to come down to the station and be instantly transported into the past.
We visited the Museum of Contemporary Art and the building was a hybrid between the old museum building and a new modern design with fantastic square contrasting black and white design. There were some interesting exhibits including a room with a long wooden table, with suspended wine bottles above slowly dripping wine onto the table. This stained the table with a deep velvety red and the aroma was rich and fruity.
The other gallery that I really enjoyed was the White Rabbit Gallery. The entire gallery exhibits change every couple of months and when we visited there was a Chinese theme. One of my favourite pieces was the city of Beijing modeled entirely with sea life styled ceramics just like the coral you find at the bottom of oceans. There was also a massive balloon that inflated every couple of minutes that stretched so large it couldn't fit the roof of the room.
The next day we old ferry out to Manly where the beach and weather was stunning. There wasn't a cloud on the sky. After what seemed like the biggest hike up to the peak of a lookout, I had never seen such a picturesque landscape. Golden blue waters with surfers waiting for the next wave; beach on the left and the ocean stretched for out into the horizon.
Sydney is a wonderful city full of old historical architecture such as the Queen Victoria Building but also mixed in with more modern elements such as the Sydney Tower. There was a magnificent light show that projected art and animations on old buildings, the Museum of Contemporary Art and also the Opera House.
Overall, the trip was a fantastic experience with all the art and design we saw but also the vibe of the city. Sydney feels like home but much bigger and I hope to study at Sydney University here next year.