Photos: Angel Place

On Angel Place, a hidden laneway in Sydney CBD, you can find the Forgotten Songs art installation by Michael Thomas Hill. This installation “commemorates the songs of fifty birds once heard in Sydney, before they were gradually forced out by European settlement.”

Before setting out to Sydney over the Easter break, I researched on some of the most photogenic spots within the CBD. There was the usual Sydney harbour bridge, opera house and QVB. But this particular pin of Forgotten Songs caught my eye and we made it a mission to see this installation in real life.

 This place reminded me of a Hong Kong bird market where you can find hundreds and hundreds of birds and birdcage. It was a gloomy day when we went, but I made an effort to visit again at night time so I could capture how the light hits the metal cages. Stunning.

You can read up the meaning behind this installation here.

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