Monday, March 27, 2017

Obahn Busway Underpass Construction Hackney Road - Grenfell Street, Adelaide

The Adelaide Obahn Busway is one of only a few in the world, and
the longest.
An underpass is under construction and due to be commissioned
later this year.
It will reduce traffic volume and delays by diverting the
Obahn Bus System off of Hackney Road and North Terrace
through the underpass, under the intersection, and entering
Grenfell Street through the exit at east Terrace.
I first suggested a tunnel through the parklands in a letter
to the editor some 10/15 years ago.
I have been following the construction with interest.

A teaser - how many people are there working on the apartment block? Is the fire engine moving too fast relatively?

A Fire Engine crosses Hackney Road at North Terrace intersection.

The Entrance/Exit towards the eastern foothills from Grenfell Street
East Terrace T junction.

Terrainisaurus Digger
(that's why it is in a cage)
in the background Tandanya Aboriginal Cultural Art Gallery

Still photographs.

The Entrance/Exit - how will the landscaping play out?


What to wear.

I'm on this side

Now I'm on the other side.


Tunnel entrance/exit.

Height limit 4 metres.

Selling the message

A look down Hackney Road - tunnel construction in progress.

Soon to be covered

Tex takes a bus. Adelaide Crows captain advertising AFL App.

The OBahn bus on the road will soon be in the Tunnel.

Roadside detritus

Hackney Road/North Tce intersection

Is that a Riley? I have been advised it is a Citroen Type 7A.

These views are from my previous foray in July 2016.
There has been a significant change.

the Adelaide Crows - inaugural Premiers - AFLW - 2017

The Adelaide Crows bring it home - ©billpurvis

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Sojourn Sydney - Intercontinental Double Bay Wednesday 23 - Thursday 24th February 2017

Glenda was awarded 'Highly Commended' for her
exhibit 'Bared', at the Woollahara Small Sculpture Prize.
As well as her award she received a nights accommodation
at the Intercontinental Hotel at Double Bay.
Flights were booked to take the opportunity to indulge the luxury
of the accommodation and the surrounds of Double Bay prior to
her returning to studies at the University of SA next week.

Departing the Hotel Thursday we had all day to visit the State Library
where the exhibition 'Under the sun',  the new work of artists responding
to Max Dupain's iconic 'Sunbaker' image, were on show, and after to leisurely
venture at will, wherever.

Glenda and I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition 'Under the sun', 
at the State Library of  NSW.  A new take on Max Dupain's iconic image 'Sunbaker'. 
I did not know what to expect from preview images but the exhibition itself becomes 
immersive with multi-media works and cross-cultural context. 
The original works by Max, including his album, and the references to the earlier promotions of the work by the ACP (Australian Centre For Photography) both anchor and give context to the exhibition. 
I was disappointed not to find Photofile, the ACP's latest publication of its journal, on sale at the Library Shop.

I love to seize the moment to take multiple frames with the creation of a Gif
in mind.
This location en-route from the State Library to Circular Quay
provided an opportunity with its vivid backdrop and buildings.

Photographs of our room, walks to Double Bay Village, around Circular Quay and Ferry travels.
View from Harbour View room 5th floor the Intercontinental Double Bay

Double Bay village

Double Bay village

View from Harbour View room 5th floor the Intercontinental Double Bay

View from Harbour View room 5th floor the Intercontinental Double Bay
Walking the shore Double Bay

Double Bay Village at night

View from Harbour View room 5th floor the Intercontinental Double Bay

View from Harbour View room 5th floor the Intercontinental Double Bay

Israeli Prime Minister arrived in Sydney delaying our arrival by 30 minutes due to security arrangements.

Alongside Ferry Terminal Double Bay

The approaching Sea Cat our transport from Double Bay to Circular Quay.

Arrived at Circular Quay - walked to the State Library
 Some locations were shut down - security arrangements for PM Netanyahu.
Police helicopter hovered overhead.

We boarded the Ferry  after visiting the State Library for 2 hours of sight seeing on Sydney Harbour.

Bridge climbers