Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Vice regal incongruity


Taken at Government House in Sydney's Botanic Gardens, these photographs surround a concert given by William Barton under the aegis of the Historic Houses Trust. With unbelievable inner resolve, I managed to still my trigger finger during the concert itself. Why is this incongrous?


Government House is of the establishment; William Barton is an indigenous Australian who is probably the foremost exponent of the didgeredoo in our country today. I felt goose-bumps up my spine as I watched him perform into these microphones under the watchful eye of King George V of England and her colonies.

Ooo ... how I wish I were one of those rudies who just flashes away with the hide of a rhino!

7 comments:

brattcat said...

I rather like the empty stage. You let us imagine what it must have been like. There is a great deal to be said for that.

J Bar said...

Great shots Julie. I've never been inside. Thanks for sharing.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Ann said...

This is the sort of situation where I hope the ability to shoot hand held without flash can come into its own. I'd love to see a performance in their, it would be extremely atmospheric. It was open the day I showed Dina around and we went through.

Joan Elizabeth said...

You are getting so good some day soon you will be given the official photographer gig and then you can go poke you nose and flash all over the place ;-)

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AB said...

Such historical looking buildings in Australia!

Lois said...

I like that first shot of the fountain. It looks kind of spooky!