Saturday, June 27, 2015

2015 Australia: Sydney: The Rocks

Inspired by Running Man's episode when they visited Victoria Library in Melbourne.  We have decided to visit State Library of NSW.

State Library of New South Wales
Location: Macquarie St, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
Free Tour Schedule: Monday to Fridays at 10.30am

Don't miss to visit Shakespeare Room.

Commemorating the 300th anniversary of the poet's death (1916), the Shakespeare Room is richly embellished with Tudor motifs by woodcarver Charles Sherline and features a plaster ceiling modelled on Cardinal Wolsey's closet at Hampton Court Palace. The Shakespeare Room is a time-refuge in the heart of a busy city. 

Location: Ground Floor Mitchell Wing
Schedule: Open to the public on Tuesdays from 10 am to 4 pm

The Windows represent the 7 ages of life from baby born child to an old man.  Per the creator of the stained glass, only God is perfect so there are intentional small broken stained glass on the lower part of the windows.

Chair is not something used by Shakespeare but what's special is that the wood used is actually taken from Shakespeare's garden.

The seal above the door reads "Semper Ea" - which means always/forever/continuous - all the same. (combination of French and Spanish)

The emblem used on the treasure box - shield in the middle with spear and a bird with wings showing ready to shake to display "Shakespeare".

Mitchell Library Reading Room

nearby the Special Collection area
Exhibit held during our visit, June 2015:

Museum of Contemporary Arts Sydney

Location: 140 George Street The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Free Guided Tours: 
Weekdays: 11.00am and 1.00pm; Thursdays: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 7.00pm
Weekends: 11.00am, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

Heading to Opera House, there are writings on the floor for famous authors.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Opera House

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