David Parlato

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Art Gallery of New South Wales & The Domain – Sydney, NSW

The following fotos were taken on April 14, 2014 while we, The Grandmothers of Invention, were in Australia for The Blues Fest held in Byron Bay: a most pleasant experience.
As I left our hotel in Kings Cross, I headed toward the Art Museum by way of the Australian Museum, taking fotos as I walked.

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20140515-175610.jpgThese fotos were taken at the intersection where the Australian Museum is located.

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20140515-180213.jpgThese next fotos are mostly of Saint Mary of the Cross as I walked toward The Art Museum.

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20140515-181759.jpgWalking toward the Art Museum now, getting all my motorbikes in a row! So to speak…

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20140515-182631.jpgI’m closing this post here because I have decided to designate the next post to The Art Museum.

Sydney, New South Wales

This post is designated to an exhibit of art on the walls of our hotel in Sydney. The artist’s name is Sam Ray. The collection is called Memetico (see below).
The first series of works are composed of torn paper.

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The second series of works are composed of very thick paint.

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Sydney, NSW

This post is dedicated to the birds and their “dandy-lion” fountain:

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Sydney, New South Wales

I shot the following series of fotos while walking about from our hotel which was located in King’s Cross. Enjoy the walk…

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And, of course, another sweet ride…

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Another ride: not as sweet as some, but still, a ride!

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THE POLICE!!!

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I only realized later that this is actually a mailbox!

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A dog and her man…

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Sydney, NSW, Victoria Street & Darlinghurst Road

After the night of our performance in Sydney at The Metro, we had three days off in the same hotel. It rained most of the time. Finally, early one morning, I was able to capture these fotos out my 9th floor hotel room.

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Melbourne, Victoria

Inside our hotel lobby area…

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Bunk and Don at the radio station for an interview (RRR 102.7)…

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The radio guys…

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The train station across the street from our hotel.

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Wonderful building…

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Fotos taken in the great alley way…

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Young man in glass cage for twenty four hours to raise money for his pajama company. He had already hit the $24,000 mark.

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Just another sweet ride…

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Interior of a market…

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Great window display for a shop dealing in fine prints…

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This series of fotos I took in the lobby of an art school a few doors down from our hotel.

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Inside the dressing room at the venue in Melbourne…

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Central Park, Manhattan & Columbus Circle, New York, NY

A walk in Central Park…

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Pack ‘o dogs…

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Solo dog…

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Dogs with owners…

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Boats: both toy sailing boats and row boats parked in a row…

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The story of the harp lady in the park and the two young boys by the fountain.

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The actual SEVEN STEPS TO HEAVEN…

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The TWO TENORS…

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The BUBBLE MAN…

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Flat white man running…

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Band concert over…

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Man with beard walking away from rocks with people…

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Skating in Central Park by John Lewis in three four time…

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Baseball in the park…

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Woman walking dog in the park…

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Exercise class in the park…

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Columbus Circle:

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Inside Whole Foods Market at Columbus Circle…

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Jersey City & Hoboken, New Jersey

Walk with me on a clear, cold afternoon in Liberty Park…

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Back in the car on our way to Hoboken…

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Milan – Stazione Garibaldi, Lombardy

Here are some fotos taken from the windows of my tenth floor room. Milano is the economic capital of Italy. Many buildings going up. Everything is very expensive.

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This next foto is the inside of my suite of rooms.

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As is my habit, I walk from the hotel and take fotos as I go. I hope you enjoy the walk!

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THE ARCH…

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The Little Red Truck of Clothes…

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FOOD…

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Apple stuff…

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A Man and his Bike…

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THE DOGS…

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More walking…

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Walking up to Kafka’s Castle: the newest center of all the building…

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A sweet ride…

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The brass tubes: On my way into the grand castle of Kafka, I came upon this sculpture. There is an explanation in Italian in the stone work at its base. On my way back, I asked an elderly couple to translate for me. These tubes run down to various levels of the complex. They allow one to speak into each end, sending the sounds all about the complex. The voices of the people being shared, heard throughout the plaza. Wonderful!

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Here are the fotos of the couple who translated for me.

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More of the castle grounds…
The Moats…

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The interior courtyards…

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At this point in my walk (it was cold out), I ducked into a beautiful bookstore to change my frame of reference.

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I have taken fotos of so much “wall art” and had been following his work in New York…

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Really a fun point of my foto experience: Touring with The Grandmothers of Invention, performing the music of Frank Zappa, taking fotos of FZ’s book while in Milano. WOW!!!

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Another very cool event: My foto shoot of their foto shoot on the pathway up to Kafka’s Castle.

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Man of the Window Display…

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Thomas in front of our hotel…

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Nature fotos in front of the hotel…

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The Blue Note in Milano…

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Italian fruit market…

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Rome, Latium Via Placania

Here are some shots of the venue we performed at just outside Roma.

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It rained in the middle of the night at our hotel. Here are two fotos from the next morning.

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And now, as series of fotos hanging on the lobby wall that I took fotos of so that you would be able to get a sense of what the place used to be like back in the day.

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These must be the original owners!

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