Remember me? A lot has happened since my last post. A LOT! A new country, new inspirations and new places to explore.
Late last year, the mister and I decided to pick up our pooches, pack up our home—and move from Sydney, Australia to Auckland, New Zealand. It has taken a lot of time and a whole heap of energy but we have found a new home and are settling in nicely. And as if moving house and country wasn’t challenging enough, I decided to update my website and move my blog as well. Crazy huh?
So, what will happen to Picturette? Well, from this Sunday, April 3rd, the Picturette blog URL will automatically redirect to mahanidelborrello.com. All of my old posts will be available on my new blog, along with new posts.
So, how about it? Are you ready for some new adventures? I would love it if you continued this journey with me.
Usually I only post photos that I have taken on this blog, but today I am making an exception.
The two (not so) tough pooches standing guard in this picture are Yoshi and Kaze, they were photographed by My Dogs Territory. To raise funds for the Animal Welfare League, My Dog’s Territory have been out and about photographing dogs of the inner west for a series of coffee table books. With Drummoyne, Annandale and Glebe completed, photographer Pierre Mardaga is now searching for dogs in the Marrickville municipality. Canines in Camperdown, Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Marrickville, Newtown, Petersham and St Peters are next on the list. We decided to register our two pooches because we loved the idea of having a lasting memento of the inner west, it was also an opportunity to get some great photos of our four-legged best friends whilst supporting an organisation that cares for animals less fortunate than our pampered pets. We love how Pierre captured our pugaliers in their territory. If you live in the Marrickville area and would like to register your dog, you can do so here. To see more pooch pics or find out more about My Dog’s Territory you can follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
Hey Sydneysiders! This is your last chance to see the wonderfully serene, Sydney Buddha. Zhang Huan’s 5 metre tall, 20 tonne installation is at Carriageworks for a few more days, the exhibition closes this Sunday, March 22nd. Installed in January as part of the Sydney Festival, I had hoped to return and photograph the giant incense sculpture and it’s aluminium cast in the evening, when the shadows would be less harsh and also to see how the delicate ash figure had degraded over time but once again the days have gotten away from me.
“The piece conveys the collective memory, soul, thoughts and prayers, and collapse of mankind. It implies a collective ineffectiveness, arising from taking action when none should be taken, upsetting the natural order of things. As time passes, and humidity in the air changes, the ash crumbles to the ground naturally, I believe that in the moment that the Buddha collapses, innumerable groups of souls will be flying back to the east.” Zhang Huan
If you haven’t seen the Sydney Buddha yet it really is worth a look and better yet, entry is free!