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October 28, 2011

Windows to the Sky

Filed under: Hobsonville,Sky — paul @ 7:01 am
"Sinton Windows" by John Radford (2010)

"Sinton Windows" by John Radford (2010)

The artwork above leads the eye to the yellow pedestrian/cycle bridge which is an overpass of Clarks Lane across State Highway 18. The work is by local artist John Radford, entitled Sinton Windows. It incorporates windows salvaged from Sinton House.

The Hobsobville Deviation (SH18) connects the Northwestern Motorway (SH16) to the Upper Harbour Bridge. It was opened in August. In the course of its construction, two historic homes (Sinton House and Ockleston House) were demolished, as they could not be relocated.

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  1. I kinda like this one.

    Comment by Steffe — October 28, 2011 @ 8:58 am

  2. cool! is it solar energie?

    Comment by Tina´s PicStory — October 28, 2011 @ 9:04 am

  3. I must admit:
    I love art along highways.
    Keeps my brain wake.

    And I like this photo and pieces of art.

    Greetings from

    Comment by TorAa — October 28, 2011 @ 9:19 am

  4. Wow!! I have never seen anything like this installation! I love it!!

    Comment by Judy — October 28, 2011 @ 9:23 am

  5. The windows are a rather clever idea! Beautiful blue sky!

    Comment by EG Wow, Canada — October 28, 2011 @ 9:43 am

  6. Fascinating art.

    Comment by J Bar — October 28, 2011 @ 10:22 am

  7. Fascinating art! And a lovely blue sky!

    Comment by Valkyrien — October 28, 2011 @ 10:31 am

  8. It would be really hard to ignore these “sculptures.”


    In the sky the stars shine bright
    Not by day, but through the night.
    Should the stars begin to fall,
    There would be no sky at all!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    California Sky

    Comment by Magical Mystical Teacher — October 28, 2011 @ 2:06 pm

  9. Love it! awesome shot I’ve never seen anything like this before…. thanks for sharing

    Comment by Saun — October 28, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

  10. Interesting work of art. Like it

    Comment by sccollections — October 28, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

  11. How special, nice shot :0)

    Comment by Wenche — October 30, 2011 @ 4:47 am

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