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Forgotten Songs

Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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The Unique Street

This street is quite unique. It has many bird cages hanging up in the sky. No one can touch them... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
The Birds Have Flown !!!!

Angel Place, located very near to Martin Place in Sydney, is part of Sydneys' Laneways Art... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2018
rogeria l
,
Brisbane, Australia
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Angel Place, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

This street is quite unique. It has many bird cages hanging up in the sky. No one can touch them and there were no birds in it. Still, it attracts people to see it. On the pavement there were numerous names of birds. I liked...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

Angel Place, located very near to Martin Place in Sydney, is part of Sydneys' Laneways Art Programme. Although we have visited Sydney regularly over the years, we were unaware of this beautiful little area until some friends told us about it....so along we went to...More

Thank rogeria l
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Reviewed 10 January 2018 via mobile

We found where it was meant to be but there were no bird cages there anymore. Not sure if they’ve been temporarily or permanently removed.

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

This installation is in Angel Place in Sydney. The birdcages are overhead and you can hear the various tunes of the virtual birds. On the ground are the names of the birds, many of which have diappeared from sight and sound. This installation offers a...More

Thank Terry f
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Photos posted from today but it is much better viewed in the evening. Adjacent to the George Street entrance of City Recital Hall this permanent art installation is certainly worth a view. 2130

Thank Albywon
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Was good but lot more basic than what I thought it would be. We found it easy but once there I wanted take a phot but felt awkards as there people sitting under it eating

Thank Kelisha D
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Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

It's easy to ignore the place of natural history in our modern spaces. This installation brings back the sounds of some the birds no longer found in sydney. Worth finding.

Thank ChiefsBTB
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Reviewed 1 December 2017

At Angel Place, just a few steps away from Sydney Recital Hall is this unique laneway art program. “Forgotten songs is a collaboration between artist Michael Thomas Hill, scientist Dr. Richard Major, designer Richard Wong and programmer Dave Towey.” I felt I had to list...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Someone (actually several researchers) put a lot of effort into making this attraction work. The empty bird cages are a poignant reminder that we create our cities from land once inhabited by wildlife. The songs reminded us of a previous home next to a bushland...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Chanced upon this artistic installation, was pleasantly surprised. Beautiful in the middle of concrete structures.

Thank docboy
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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with
energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise
buildings and after-work drink places, high-end
shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners
frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a
dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens
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