Not one of the trees on the route.

Not one of the trees on the route.

Something exciting is happening this month if you like trees & cycling.

Sydney Cycleways, an initiative of City of Sydney Council, is holding a group cycling tour of the city’s historic & culturally significant trees selected from their Register of Significant Trees.

The tour will take cyclists to see a range of magnificent, veteran & special trees in Hyde Park, Cook & Phillip Park, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Macquarie Place, Observatory Park, St Johns Anglican Church Glebe, finishing at Pope Paul VI Reserve in Glebe to see the light artwork, ‘Earth V Sky’ at sunset.

Earth V Sky is a dynamic artwork by artist Allan Giddy, composed of the City of Sydney’s first wind turbine and new technology which continuously samples the colour of the sky. Using this data, 9 lights bathe two magnificent Moreton Bay fig trees in a spectrum of coloured light during sunset. 

The lights appear to fade in gently & are initially barely noticeable on the trees at close range. They subtly increase in intensity over an hour, moving through a spectrum of colours in response to the sunset, reflecting the reverse colours in the sky. The lights then fade to black, along with the night sky, after 1 hour & 15 minutes.” 

You can watch a 1.5 minute YouTube video of ‘Earth V Sky’ here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gPePpsOVbQ

The organisers say it will be a relaxed ride of around 10 kilometres.  This should be fun.

WHEN: Sunday 27th October 2013
WHERE TO MEET: Sydney Town Hall steps.  483 George Street Sydney
TIME: 2pm

For more information, including the trees on the route see – http://bit.ly/19Yac3i

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