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Vivid Sydney Festival Makes the City Shine in the Best Light (VIDEO)

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Launched in 2007 as as an opportunity to celebrate the quality of design produced in Australia and uncover innovative ways for future urban lighting, Vivid Sydney is the biggest festival of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere lighting up the city and its icons, such as the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Super Yacht Design Inspired by the Sydney Opera House

Alex McDiarmid was challenged to design a 150 foot super yacht concept that combined unusual inspirations with seaworthy practicality: the styling had to be adventurous whilst the structural integrity obviously had to meet cutting-edge agility. It appears that the inspiration was Australia’s iconic Sydney Opera House.

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The Most Livable Cities in the World 2011

Vancouver has once again topped the list of the world’s most liveable cities, according to the reputable Economist Intelligence Unit. Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city claimed second place from Vienna whilst other Australian and Canadian cities dominated the list’s top 10 spots.

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Better Said with Pictures: A Waterfront Property for all Seasons

It’s not often that we get the opportunity to photograph one of our amazing properties during more than one season, but we were fortunate enough to get such an opportunity with this stunning Australian waterfront property in Macmasters Beach.

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Earth Hour 2010 – Lights Out on 27 March at 8.30pm

On Saturday 27 March 2010, millions of people around the world will turn their lights out at 8.30pm for an hour, for the growing phenomenon of Earth Hour. Started in Sydney in 2007 when 2.2 million people switched their lights off in support of the campaign against climate change, in 2008 the number of people around the world involved jumped to 50 million, and last year hundreds of millions of people in 4000 cities in 88 countries took part in the third Earth Hour.

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The World’s Most Livable Cities 2010

There are a number of different rankings each year that hold authority, including Monocle (Tyler Brule’s incarnation following *Wallpaper) and Mercer, but the global affairs magazine, The Economist, is perhaps the most prestigious (and indeed uses data from Mercer). The report placed Vancouver, Canada as the most livable city in the world, with Vienna taking second place followed by Melbourne, Australia.

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The Most Expensive Places to Live in Australia

Where is Australia’s most expensive suburb and council area? Which state has the most expensive suburbs? These are questions that the Marquette Turner team often get asked, by Australian’s and non-Australian’s alike.

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Christmas Light Competition in Sydney

Christine Watson of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: On a warm balmy evening, there is no better way to keep children amused than to drive the suburban streets of Sydney and look at homes and gardens that are decorated in  the “True Christmas Spirit”.   There are many Santas waving, Reindeers pulling sleds, Big Red Bags Full of Gifts, and lights twinkling everywhere.

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Australian Real Estate Hotspots for 2010

Simon Turner of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Property research company, Australian Property Monitors (APM) have released a report stating where they believe the real estate hotspots will be in 2010. Both Brisbane and Perth are listed as the best cities to achieve “bang for ones buck”, and for new buyers there’s still some areas in Melbourne to be rewarded and even in Sydney, where prices can still be below 2007 levels.

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Melbourne On Track to Becoming Australia’s No.1 City

Michael Marquette of Marquette Turner Luxury Homes writes: Sydney is fast giving up its mantle as Australia’s number 1 City. The slide has continued throughout the last decade as Melbourne has continued to stand up to its more fancied rival. Sydney has been under constant fire from other Australian cities since its peak when it hosted the Olympic Games in 2000. Melbourne plays host to some of the World’s greatest events – the Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix at Albert Park and the Australian Open Tennis at Melbourne Park to name just two.

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