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Sister Cities : 19-June-2013
Sister Cities : 19-June-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

A water feature commemorates the sister city relationships between Melbourne and Osaka, Tianjin, Thessaloniki Boston and St. Petersburg.

Location

Address:Swanston Street, City Square, Melbourne, 3000
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.816284
Long: 144.96737
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Monument Designer:Denise Sullivan

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:1999
Front Inscription

This stream celebrates Melbourne`s sister city relationships with Osaka, Tianjin, Thessaloniki Boston and St. Petersburg. Denise Sullivan`s glass sculpture in the deeper pools uses reflections and relationships to represent the bond between cities. 

The bridges suggest links between physically separated people.  The water itself, while representing a local stream, also suggests the global connection of the six port cities.

Sister cities - 2000 - Looking Glass - Denise Sullivan

Source: MA
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