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Impression Collection

October 13, 2012

On an excursion to Roselle in the early spring, one could not have experienced such a bright and crisp day. In this impressions collection, Dr. Ray has found many examples of early 20th century urban living in the inner Sydney suburbs.




These vistas have created a picturesque environment in the 21st century through mature trees and bushes presenting a fairyland, giving a bright yet soft impression of the Sydney suburbs.




Collage of Buildings

August 13, 2012

By Dr. Ray Rauscher

This week Ray has selected a wide array of building styles and environments throughout inner Sydney.

He has taken the quiet streetscape and city skyline in this series. He has incorporated the old Greek style of a building in Darlinghurst and old style office building in Wentworth Street Sydney with the modern style buildings in Wentworth Street Sydney and Macquarie Street Sydney with a vista from the Sydney Botanic Gardens.

He has contrasted the residential high-rise accommodation on the West side of Hyde Park in the Central Business district to the old town houses of Surry Hills and Paddington.

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Art in the Streets

July 30, 2012


Art in the Streets.

Look at the variety of visas in this iconic city. Ray has incorporated interesting pieces of art in this dozen. Some with a poignant message.

Ray has turned streescapes into art with the magic of his camera.


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Streetscapes of Inner Sydney

July 23, 2012

One of the photos taken this week was of the art exhibition at the Sherman Foundation in Paddington. The photograph is of a sculpture of cardboard depicting the housing in the Philippines on the water front.

Depiction of Water People Housing in Philippines

‘Habitat’ at Sherman Arts Foundation Paddington

The slide show is the rest of our weekly dozen bar one. It is a collection of street scopes in inner Sydney.

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Finally, the last of the weekly dozen this week is of the author/ photographer  of the Visions of Inner Sydney Project study Dr. Ray Rauscher.

He is standing in a streetscape in the Ultimo/ Pyrmont area of Sydney on the western side of the CBD.

City Buildings of Sydney

July 9, 2012

This shows some of the iconic buildings in Sydney. J P Morgan building showing the older style of architecture in the city and the thoughly modern building at No. 1 Bligh Street in the business end of town.

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Other shots in the series look at Pyrmont. Pyrmont was part of the old docks areas of the inner city. Now with gentrification, the new and trendy place to live close to the city.

Part of Ray’s weekly dozen

By Dr. Ray Rauscher

Inner City Paintings by Margaret O’Toole

July 6, 2012

This is another way to look at the inner city. Through the eyes of an artist. These buildings move from the real to the imaginary. The lines and colours are brought through vivid enhancing the reality of the interesting shapes of the inner city but show in contrast the drab nature that reality can be

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Margaret has captured the essence of the inner city as well as any photograph.

New Architecture and commercial Buildings

June 13, 2012

This is the second week of Ray’s weekly dozen.

This week we have a collection of photographs of buildings with a difference. Ray enjoys experimenting with architectural forms, light and reflections.

This is an example of all three attributes.

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These photos are from the city of Sydney and the surrounding close-in suburbs.

The  pictures are more impressionistic rather that historic therefore the locations of the shots are not recorded except to identify Sydney Australia as the location  or origin of the photos.

Photography by Dr. Ray Rauscher

Public Buildings and Spaces

June 3, 2012

By Ray Rauscher

May 2012

Public Buildings and Spaces is a collection of photos showcasing Sydney’s diversity of spaces designed into some of the public building in and around the city precincts and surrounding inner suburbs.

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Autumn in Inner Sydney

May 27, 2012

As Ray Rauscher continues to gather material for his Visions of Inner Sydney project, we are fortunate to have hime share some of his recent work.

These shots are a small part of recent work done by Ray in the Inner Sydney area. The photos were taken in the picturesque parts of the inner eastern Sydney suburbs in May 2012. This is right in the middle of Autumn in Australia.

Throughout this May up until the last few days of the month, we have had no rain, ensuring beautiful blue skies similar to the one when these magnificent shots were take. In fact, this month of May is the dryest recorded May in the Sydney region ever.

Here are Dr. Ray Rauscher”s recent collection of an Autumn day in Sydney 2012. The photographs are taken in Darlinghurst, Woolloomooloo, Paddington, East Sydney and Kings Cross

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Introduction to Visions of Inner Sydney by Dr Ray Rauscher

March 21, 2012

The project is to bring together a montage of visions from inner Sydney. To attempt to interpret and categorise vistas and architectural feature of the built landscape and gain an interpretation of the character of the social and aesthetic aspects of these unique to Australian places. The categories include, wall art, the domestic residence and its metamorphosis and well as the metamorphosis of larger building. The old and the new, the change and the static parts of the inner city are attempted to be interpreted by photographic expression.


















































Dr Ray Rauscher, a founding member of the Habitat Association for the Arts and Environment has spent years gathering material for this project. It is a project he hopes will become a major work in the interpretation of inner city landscapes. He hopes it will help Town planners across the world to interpret change and adaptation of the old into the new in terms of landscapes. He also hopes the photographs to be fun for the viewer. Dr. Rauscher, now retired, has hundreds of photographs ready to be published and is looking for a suitable town planning student or student of architecture interested in helping to get this important information into a form for publication.