This display appeared on Remembrance Day last year on George St in Sydney, at the junction with Martin Place (where the cenotaph is). George St has been closed to traffic for what seems like forever but is probably 2 or 3 years, for the installation of tram infrastructure (you can make out the tracks in the photos). I thought the display was extremely effective.

The poppies were very tall — compare them to the pedestrians above!

6 thoughts on “Poppies

  1. That is lovely. Trams eh? I suppose that is a good idea in the centre of Sydney. Less traffic hopefully. But a nightmare when they are installing the rails, I remember working in Sheffield when they installed trams.


    • We had three years of chaos (and noise, and dirt and smells) with the construction. My office building is on George St, so it was unescapable. I read that the trams are meant to start running for real (as opposed to in testing, as they have been for a few months now) in December. We’ll see …


  2. Hi Karen,
    I’ve been following your blog for a while, having travelled around Australia twice and loved every bit of it. The displays in Sydney are great. We were there slightly later last year so I missed the poppies but loved the green reindeer they had in Martin Place. I think there, if not there then very close by, we were staying at the Westin.


    • Hello Rusty Duck! How nice to hear from you, and I’m pleased you’re enjoying the photos. Indeed yes, the green reindeer were in front of the MLC centre in Martin Place. Not this year, alas, as that area is being “redeveloped” into some shiny glass thing. I often have a glass of bubbly in the atrium bar at the Westin (though now it’s Fullerton not Westin). 🙂


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