There was disappointing news this morning that the rainbow crossing at Taylor Square was ripped out last night by the NSW Government.
The bright, vivid colours - and what they represented - were such a welcome addition to Oxford Street and really brought the road to life, making it a destination for residents and tourists.
The crossing was put in place by the City of Sydney to mark the 35th anniversary of Mardi Gras in March.
But the state government refused to let it remain due to safety concerns and removed it at 10pm last night.
It's so sad that it's now gone and is just a memory.
RIP rainbow crossing.