16 December 2011

Santa's Silhouette Fence

A two hour train journey into Sydney yesterday, to soak up some Christmas Spirit in Queen Victoria Building. Maybe these photos will sneak in as a fence with a difference, for Fridays Fences this week.

The exterior constructed of black wrought-iron, and laser-cut-outs perhaps, between layers of vellum-like material, depicting a spectacular fairy-tale garden.




You maybe can just make out the swarovski crystal chips embedded. Very glitzy, and very eye-catching, the whole wonderful structure. The shadow ... it's Santa sitting on the other side!


Shame I wasn't able to get Santa in the photo; this was a pay to have your photo taken with Santa venue, and I don't think they would've appreciated me poking my camera in there too.

20 comments:

Lesley said...

This is beautiful and so elegant! Santa, here, usually has something rustic - I like this crystal laden cage much better!

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Well done on these shots, they are so elegant. I love the crystals on the cage.

Arija said...

Isn't it lovely what they have done with the Queen Victoria Building?

Yes, Lake Burrambeet id directly opposite the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. I was there when it was dry as well, I have also been there when there was so much water, there were great puddles on the lawns with swans and their small cygnets swimming in the puddles.

Dianne said...

Definitely very glitzy Carole - it has a very Parisian feel to it!

Beth said...

just gorgeous. what a great design. (:

TexWisGirl said...

very ornate, and yes, different for friday's fences!

Francisca said...

I would have never guesses that Santa was sitting in this enclosure with such exquisite lasercut work!

Jan n Jer said...

Simply stunning design...Lucky Santa!

Minnie MiuMiu said...

Gorgeous pattern...

Clytie said...

Wow, I've never seen a Santa in such elegant surroundings!

Genie said...

I would say this definitely qualifies as a fence....one drop dead gorgeous one. It is beautiful and your pictures are wonderful. I bet it was a real treat to look at all of that intricate design work. It really is amazing. I love your photos. They are lovely. genie

Ann said...

Goodness, isn't that elaborate! I bet the North Pole isn't nearly as lovely. :)

Jan Castle said...

Very, very pretty Carole! Love the crystals...lmust be quite a sight in person!
Jan

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful fence, looks like Santa has a gorgeous house.

Evelyn S. said...

What elegance! At first glance, it reminded me of a beautifully embellished ball gown, Carole! I wish I had some of your photographic opportunities.

mary said...

That's the kind of fence I like to peek ^)^ I hope Santa is busy and not sleeping and tired hehe.

Andrew said...

A wonderful thing to see Carole..
So ornate and something I wouldn't have expected to see in Sydney.
Just shows how little I know about your wonderful country..
Keep me informed xx

Judy said...

What a beautiful fence to enclose Santa! Maybe you could have captured him by himself, or maybe they would have been upset about your taking photos without paying. The whole set-up is so much more elegant than the Santa's House here...

Lyn S said...

Wow, that is very beautiful Carole!

Geke said...

Don't you want to try this design for your papercutting Carole? ;-)
This is the first time I "see" Santa enclosed in such a beautiful fence. I think you can call this a fence or maybe a cage..... Anyway it's truly beautiful.