Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Saturday, September 27, 2003

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More churches ... by the same architect in fact as for the Goulburn church in the previous post. This is St Andrews Cathedral in the city (Protestant).  The occasion here was the state funeral yesterday for popular country and western singer, Slim Dusty. The panorama shows the scene in the church a few minutes before the family and VIPs arrived. Prime Minister Howard was there. Here the PM is signing the sorry book .. and here is a member of the public outside the church, who draped himself in a flag and carried a lighted lamp, to show his feelings. The service was broadcast nationwide live, hence the large moon-like high tech lights inside the church. There were amazing scenes (amazing to me anyway) as the Prime Minister was seen to join in as the congregation sang the chorus of Slim Dusty's greatest hit ... "The Pub with no Beer" ...  "for there's nothing more lonesome, morbid or drear, than to stand in the bar of a pub with no beer .."  The guy in the front pew on the right is Brendan Nelson, Federal Minister for Education.

9:09:29 PM    

Sunday, September 14, 2003

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From Goulburn last week - this interior view of the Anglican Cathedral Church of St Saviour - panorama. The architect was Blacket -- also responsible for most of the older buildings at the University of Sydney. There is a good account of church's history here.

9:49:38 PM    

Friday, September 12, 2003

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Yesterday I left the city (perhaps a good thing to do on that inauspicious date) and headed off via train to Goulburn (3/4 of the way to Canberra). Goulburn was beautiful in the sunshine, with lots of cherry blossum blowing in the breeze. My tourist trek included the Giant Merino - panorama -  the fantastic Anglican Cathedral and and a riverside walk along the Wollondilly. A panorama of the Cathedral shortly. The Merino is one of the most famous of Australia's "big things".

12:06:47 PM    

Tuesday, September 09, 2003

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The Art House Hotel in the old School of Arts Building in downtown Pitt Street has a series of upmarket bars - which are used also for art exhibitions, painting classes etc. Panorama The event last night - in the upstairs bar - was the launch of an exhibition of body painting by Emma Hack -- with photographs and some live models.

2:16:31 AM    

Monday, September 01, 2003

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The Australian finals of the World Cyber Games took place in Darling Harbour this weekend. The panorama shows the scene on Sunday afternoon near the end of the Counterstrike team competition. The five players near the camera are one team and their supporters are the big group to their right. The other team (and their supporters) are across an aisle to the left. In the background the data projectors are showing the action in a one-on-one competition final going on at the same time. The Herald has a story. On the main WCG site there is an interesting page on the meanings they give to some of their branding symbology ... their slogan .. "Virtuality, Reality, Community!"

1:20:26 AM    

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