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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.

Sister cities are cooperative agreements between towns and cities, and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

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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