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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.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2012 2:33 pm

    Very interesting as I love Sydney, Ray, but I’d like to know where the photos have been – particularly – taken. And, perhaps the date would be important also.

    • June 1, 2012 1:42 pm

      Good point, this was a pilot for Visions. hopefully we will be able to do this in the future. We are about to release a new series of recent photo. In fact all the photos are recent at the moment on the site.

      regards David (blog editor)

      • June 1, 2012 3:58 pm

        I was in Strathfield yesterday, and at Rookwood cemetery…some of the family vaults are wonderful…took photos; however, it is a shame the old graves have seen better days…they are fascinating in their decline; there should be some documentation as they do in England for FH. For serious photographers they make an interesting subject.


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