Eight Views of Sydney Harbor Bridge

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…And other wonders both structural and natural. In past visits to Sydney I’ve amply represented the harbor bridge and devoted substantial space to the magnificent Opera House, which you can barely make out behind a buoy in the shot above. This time I decided to do something of an homage to Hokusai and show my own set of views of the bridge, which really is huge and pops up suddenly from any number of different angles and parts of town. These are the last shots from the recent Australian dive-and-city vacation – unless I decide to dig through the underwater out-takes and pop up the director’s-cut extra features, maybe a few of the shots I was sad to leave out but omitted b/c of worry that the entry was already too big. Feel free to weigh in on that question: to post or not to post more of those underwater shots. Don’t bother being kind, either. 🙂 Hope you enjoy these. It’s back to work now in POM for several weeks til I head back for some meetings in Europe. Cheers.

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Coogee Beach panorama, above; and I just loved this insignia on the horse barracks near where Trudi lives. Thanks for being such a great host, Trudes!

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DSC02895There’s beautiful ironwork, and highly structural blossoms, everywhere one looks in Sydney. The ironwork and stonework has always been something I love about Sydney – it’s not just the bridge; if you look closely enough, it’s everywhere. And the blossoms are sooooo structural!

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That’s South Head and Watson’s Bay behind me. Above is a lovely old house I found on a walk around Vaucluse, very much not my kind of neighborhood (much, much too BelAir or Sutton Place for my taste), but which has a lovely walk path along the harbor between it and Rose Bay which I’d not previously discovered.

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Bondi, above. Rose Bay and the CBD, an Australian abbreviation that means downtown, below.
DSC02915Panorama of Manley and both North Head and South Head below….and then a few shots further below another shot looking across Manly Cove at the thin strip of Manly town before you hit the open ocean just the other side – if you look closely you can see it. That’s the north side of Sydney Harbor.
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5 responses

  1. Diane Rachiele

    Fabulous! The world is a bit more fascinating through the lens of your camera, Paul – cheers!

    August 24, 2013 at 18:41

  2. Stephen Brockmann

    Lovely shots, Paul, as always! Makes me want to go back to Australia sometime!

    August 24, 2013 at 23:30

  3. Stephen Brockmann

    Oh and Paul, I’m for more underwater shots! They don’t look like any home movies I ever saw!

    August 24, 2013 at 23:32

  4. Thanks for sharing such beautiful photos. Keep travelling!

    August 25, 2013 at 17:47

  5. Trudi Davis

    It’s great to see someone else’s viewpoint of my town. Great shots Paul. It was my pleasure having you to stay. As always…you’re welcome anytime at Casa Trudi. xx

    August 26, 2013 at 08:10

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