Saturday, 26 January 2013

Sydney Cove, Australia Day

Sydney Cove is the small bay on the southern shore of Sydney Harbour. This is the site of the historical landing place of the First Fleet on the 26th January 1788. Australia Day, which is Australia's national day, commemorates this arrival and the birth of the country of Australia. Sydney Cove was named after the British Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney. Today the cove is better known as Circular Quay and the city is known as Sydney.

22 comments:

  1. Thank you Jim, for showing my favourite bridge on Australia Day. Happy weekend.

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  2. The perfect shot for Australia Day Jim. Happy Australia Day to you. J.

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  3. A most appropriate shot for this day, and this weekend, Jim. Hard to envisage that scene 225 years ago, as the ships of the First Fleet rode at anchor just out there on that water. Many thanks for your contribution to our first National Day on the CDP portal.

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  4. Such a lovely shot and glimpse of history. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Happy Australia Day (I think I'm a little belated with my wishes)... A beautiful picture.

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  6. Nicely composed, Jim (as would be expected of you!)
    It is still only the 25th here, but enjoy your Australia Day.

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  7. Marvellous shot to celebrate our nation's special day.

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  8. Great post, it is hard too imagine it way back then...
    Happy Australia Day to you, hope you are having a great day..

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  9. Nice fence! Love that bit of history, the skyline and that pretty blue sky!

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  10. I visited multiple web pages except the quality at this web page is actually fabulous.

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  11. Now there's a fence and bridge I have seen before. Great shot of the bridge.

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  12. Beautiful view, wouldn't mind being there right now!

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  13. Beautiful view! Happy Australia Day!

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  14. Happy Australia Day to you. Thanks for the history n photo

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  15. Happy Australia Day. It's a great country. MB

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  16. Happy Australia Day Jim and thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my Australia Day post.

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  17. Any excuse for another shot of our magical bridge and harbour :-) Hope you had a great day.

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