This small pocket of Hyde Park has been transformed by mirror stands that reflect you, the environment around you; in fact it's a bit of a "zen" area. There are 84 mirrors. How do I know? My child had me count them. It is a nice difference to Hyde Park and is not out of place at all. It's attracting quite a crowd and inspiring loads of conversations as people guess why it's here.
What I love about the Field, is whether you are with family and friends, or on your own, you can meditate, stroll, immerse yourself in your own reflection or stroll down the mirror alleys and just zen out. It's by Elizabeth Street, and I must admit, while in the Field of Mirrors I didn't hear the traffic, so the zen effect must be working. The mirrors are solar powered and so I believe they light up at night.
Seeing Sydney's amazing iconic structures like a museum and Hyde Parks glorious nature, in the background of your reflection is priceless. Nature and Sydney takes on a whole new dimension here in Hyde Park.
The children love it, doing figure of 8s in and out of them, just zenning on the ground, some children were even playing hide and seek, though not successfully!
My son trying hide and seek while I was taking this photo
We went to St Mary's Cathedral - you cant's take photos inside, but regardless if you are Catholic or not, this is a beautiful cathedral with many alters and beautiful stain glassed windows.
I was saddened to see St Mary's has security inside and a lot of the areas around the alters are roped off, such a shame, however so much to see inside and it will leave you breathless with its beauty.
The Arts and About Festival, basically wants us to reflect on our daily actions. Are we happy with our reflection, are we happy with our environment. Obviously with the snails, that are huge, we are reflecting on recycling as these snails are plastic and will be recycled after the festival.
Not only in Martin Place are 2 yellow snails at the top end, but just after Channel 7 is a beautiful little garden with a fantastic idea of recycling - a bicycle against the fence with herbs and garden surrounding the bike. I know what I'm doing with my next bike I find.
Can see this being the next gardening craze at Martin Place