Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue

Near the ANZAC Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park is a curious and impressive sculpture of colossal, 7-metre high bullets and casings. The sculpture, named Yininmadyemi, was unveiled in 2015 as a memorial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen who served in the Australian military. The memorial is located right in the heart of Sydney, … More Yininmadyemi – The Meaning Behind Sydney’s Giant Bullet Statue

The Noisy Task of Relocating Sydney’s Flying Fox Populations

One of my favourite sights in Sydney was during my walk home from work through Hyde Park at dusk. Silhouetted figures of Sydneysiders and massive fig trees contrasted against the hazes of oranges and purples of the setting sun. And overhead, grey headed flying foxes chattered and swirled in the sky, feeding on fruits and … More The Noisy Task of Relocating Sydney’s Flying Fox Populations

Loud, Crowded, Frustrating – Why you should skip the Sydney Fireworks

Sydney is proud of their spectacular annual fireworks display for New Year’s Eve. But for the observer watching up close, seeing the show from the middle of the crowd in Circular Quay is a crowded, loud, frustrating experience. There are way too many people, shoving and elbowing to get the best spot. You need to … More Loud, Crowded, Frustrating – Why you should skip the Sydney Fireworks

Taronga Wild Rhinos – Sydney’s Painted Rhino Exhibit

Colourful rhino sculptures started appearing all around Sydney one day. There were Opera house rhinos, Circular Quay rhinos, Botanic Garden rhinos. Some were brightly coloured and dazzling geometric designs, others were painted as robots, some were covered in gold, and others were calming beach landscapes. It was an art exhibition that opened up on 2nd … More Taronga Wild Rhinos – Sydney’s Painted Rhino Exhibit