Untuk melengkapi penjelasan tentang bantaran sungai berikut ini dua video pendek yang bersambung menjelaskan jalur hijau di sepanjang saluran air di Westmead, Sydney.
Peta lokasinya sebagai berikut. Video diambil di lokasi Taman A. Saluran air yang dimaksud ditandai dengan garis jingga.
It was a one fine monday morning. Let’s see if my hands are cooperating enough to face the week.
See if you familiar with the rear end of the car on left. Can u guess it?
View on Path
This one is a sketch of Harbour Bridge, Sydney. My view was from Luna Park. This time I used Rotring mechanic pencil with 2B refill.
Three sisters Blue Mt Sydney
In plain black and white using regular V5 Snowman pen
View on Path
I posted another article about rain water harvesting at derwinirawan.wordpress.com. It’s about rain water collection system in Blue Mountain National Park, Australia.
“Water is the driver of nature” (Leonardo da Vinci)
Have you ever been to Blue Mountain Sydney? You must have seen this roundabout. But you may have missed this information.
If you did see the roundabout, you may not think that it is actually a water tank down below. It collects rain water flowing on the near by street. In other words, it is a rain water harvesting system. The collected water then is filtered and disinfected before distributed to toilet flushing facilities. Neat huh.
This the roundabout
This is the info board, explaining the system
Now since I am a proud Bandung citizen. Let’s count how many roundabouts in Bandung. This is an example of roundabout. You know perfectly where it is right, and you must aware of how fast the run off flows around it at rainy days.
Let’s count how many of them we have in Bandung and count how much rain water and groundwater we can save.
You also must aware that water management is clearly described in Al Quran (Quran 16:65). See point no 4 at this website (theecomuslim.com).
So it’s doable.
In between blocks of apartment, stores, and restos, a touch of art would be nice (near Elizabeth Street, Central Station, Sydney)
View on Path
(a sketch of part of the playgound)
On 4 May 1988, HRH Queen Elizabeth II formally opened Darling Harbour. Sydney Aquarium was the first attraction to open and was soon followed by a host of museums, shops, restaurants, hotels and bars, as the precinct became a different kind of heartbeat for Sydney.
There should be many people in the sketch, believe me. I am jut not keen enough to learn to draw human object :-).
It was a sunday afternoon at the Darling Harbour playground with #Billa.
One of the interesting thing about this playground is it has a miniature of child-friendly irrigation system, where you can play with the water, store it in a reservoir, you can pump it, make it to move a water mill. All in mini size.
But #Billa by the way, was more interested to play in the sand pit :-).
It’s been two months since we arrived in Sydney.
We met many new friends:
- Peppa Pig and her friends (it’s a she not a he right?), who likes to jump on mud a lot. (note: even a pig has an official website)
- Charlie and Lola (siblings who live upstairs)
- Ben and Holly (and story about little people in the near by Little Kingdom)
- Octonauts (stories about a pack of cats? Exploring deep sea in an advanced-under water vehicle called Octopod. They even have gone to Mariana Trench. Imagine that).
- Koika or is it Kioka? Didn’t quite catch her name the first time we met. She likes to wear thick winter coat.
- Next door Playschool
- there’s always Elmo from Sesame Street (just a few blocks from where we live)
- Bee Hive on a cypress tree near our playground
Can you imagine how to remember them all. 🙂