Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Peter Murphy's Panoramic VR Weblog

Wednesday, February 25, 2004

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After Opera in the Domain comes Tropfest in the Domain ..... panorama - from last Sunday night. This short film competition had humble beginnings with screenings in a coffee shop in Kings Cross. Now it is nationwide, it has corporate sponsorship, gets vast crowds and winners seem to be guaranteed successful moviemaking careers. This year the big guest star was Salma Hayek.

1:20:17 PM    

Tuesday, February 24, 2004

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The weekend before last there was a major riot in inner-city Redfern after the death of an aboriginal youth. Yesterday there was a march through the suburb to the site of the death -- panorama - and thence to the local police station to present a series of demands. The march was held at the same time as the youth's funeral in the country town of Walgett. The tower blocks one can see in the panorama are public housing.

7:51:54 AM    

Monday, February 23, 2004

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Here - from last Thursday night a panorama from outside the Museum of Contempary Art building at Circular Quay. Moored at the Overseas Passenger Teminal can be seen a cruise ship. There seem to lots of cruise ships visiting Sydney at the moment. Where the panorama was taken used to be the shoreline in the early 19th century. It was in a building near here (since demolished) that early ship arrivals went through Immigration (or whatever it was called then) and on exiting got their first land view of Australia (looking up George St). I did another version of this panorama -- with stars -- using the sky generator program Stellarium. These are the actual stars at the time ... though one would have to find a dark corner to see as many as this at this locale.

4:16:44 PM    

Sunday, February 08, 2004

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Opera in the Domain ... panorama .... this is the last major show each year of the Festival of Sydney, and a signifying event somehow of the end of the summer holidays in the inner city. This year the chosen opera was Bizet's "The Pearl Fishers" -- an intensely romantic saga of the eternal triangle  (with "one and a half good tunes" according to one online ratings list.)

8:44:59 PM    

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