Friday, 24 July 2009

Walsh Bay, Pier One

A glorious blue winter sky over the Sydney Harbour Bridge, viewed from Walsh Bay. Pier One on Dawes Point, overlooking Walsh Bay, was once part of Sydney's port facilities. It has now been converted into a hotel, apartments, shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. If you click on the photos to enlarge them, you can see a couple of adventurous groups of people doing the BridgeClimb on the Harbour Bridge.

76 comments:

  1. what a beautiful place. How I wish I could visit there. It's cool I guess.

    Thanks for the visit too.

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  2. Crystal clear photos... love ocean and sky views... with the bridge to connect!
    ~Maria

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  3. Nice snap - looks like a fun place to spend some time eating, shopping, exploring, etc.

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  4. Wow! Excellent view! The bridge is great!

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  5. Great photos...so crisp and clear...love the sky reflection

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  6. This is an outstanding part of Sydney, Jim and your images do it justice. The sky last Saturday was wonderful. Then entire weekend was glorious ...

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  7. Lovely photos and a glorious sky indeed

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  8. What deep BLUE skies and a lovely view of the bridge.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  9. Hi Jim,

    Your photos are wonderful with that crisp blue sky.

    Could you tell me how you leave a titled link to your post with your comment? I would love to be able to do that, it makes it so easy to visit you!

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  10. Very glorious indeed. The pictures are wonderfully crisp and beautiful.

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  11. Great picture. This brought back great memories of the bridge climb which I did on my visit in 02.

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  12. Actually shirl, if you click on the photo and enlarge it, you can see a couple of groups up there doing the BridgeClimb.

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  13. What a beautiful bridge and it's set off so well by the gorgeous sky.

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  14. Hi Jim,
    I think I figured it out, would you test it for me? I linked to a different sky watch post:


    Sky Watch post

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  15. Beautiful Australia.
    Great skies and shots.

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  16. Beautiful icon of Sydney, love that blue.

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  17. Wow! Very nice pics...I really like that bridge against the beautiful blue sky. Very bold!

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  18. Love your Blog and all the pics. Had a good look around. You have it all! Water and bridges are two of my fav's!
    Thanks for stopping by to say hello.

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  19. What beautiful skies! Is it winter there, now? Or were the photos just taken in the wintertime? Interesting

    Have a fantastic weekend!

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  20. Very beautiful place. Love to see this in person.

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  21. Beautiful! I like that you gave us two slightly different views.

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  22. Lovely blue skies. How nice to reinvent it into something that brings more life to the area.

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  23. Yes Tricia. We have winter in the southern hemisphere when you have summer in the northern hemisphere. It's rather cool today but perfectly clear blue skies. I took these photos last weekend when it was also clear and much warmer. Winter but felt like late Spring.

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  24. Lovely captures. That bridge just stands out against that blue sky.

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  25. Double good one!

    Wow! you're up to 38 comments already and I'm just getting started!

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  26. That´s the hotel where I want to stay once I get there!

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  27. Those are great photos! Clear and crisp.

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  28. I wished we had this beautiful blue sky in summer here in Belgium !

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  29. very nice blogs..i love all your photos here..they seems to be professionally taken.

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  30. Such a serene blue sky highlighting all those buildings! This shot br5ings back memories of many ferry rides on Sydney Harbour!

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  31. Gorgeous shots!!
    What a view :)

    Have a great weekend :)
    Anna

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  32. I would feel like an ant at the hight the travellers were in your pictures.
    Lovely captures.
    Thanks for your visit and comments.
    Have a good weekend.

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  33. Look at those beautiful blue skies! I would never be able to climb that bridge! I might need medication just to drive over it. I have a real love/hate thing with bridges. They are so pretty but I'm always afraid they are going to fall.

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  34. That's a view of Sydney Harbour Bridge I've never seen. A friend of mine did the bridge climb when she was in Oz. Me, I'd just like to have coffee outside the opera house and enjoy the view!
    Janice.

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  35. Smashing photos. Wishing I could be there, someday.

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  36. Great view of the bridge and sky to celebrate sky watch friday. People have to be very brave to be climbing up there.

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  37. This is very impressive. How nice would it be to live there...what a view to wake up to every morning!

    Those people "climbing" the bridge, though, must be out of the minds!

    Wonderful photos!

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  38. That clear blue sky is so beautiful, both above and reflected below.

    There's always someone ready to climb a bridge, isn't there? I remember Budapest.

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  39. Beautiful shots. I like the change in perspective. But I wouldn't like to climb that brdige ...
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  40. Wonderful shot. I havent seen the hotel at the base of the bridge before. It adds nicely to the bridge.

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  41. Beautiful blue! I'd love to do that climb, must be fantastic!!

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  42. Wow, they are all perfect and love the blue blue sky and that bridge? is excellent.

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  43. The sky is really a deep blue colour. Really nice with such an interesting looking building in the foreground.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  44. Love your winter blue! and that looks link a really nice promenade.

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  45. Is it safe to walk across the top of the bridge? It must be fun!

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  46. The famous bridge! I allways see it at least once a year on TV because of the fireworks on New Year's Eve! :-)

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  47. Wonderful place to take a walk. Beautiful.

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  48. Nice. Looks like an interesting place.

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  49. I love the architectural detail of the bridge against that blue sky. Very nice!

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  50. One of these days I will do the walk! How amazing! Great photos!

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  51. Yes Saretta. It's safe to climb up there because you take an organised tour with BridgeClimb Sydney. You wear a safety harness and protective clothing. They also conduct NightClimbs now using a head-mounted caving lamp.

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  52. Great views and sky...just like our blue sky here in California. I've heard about that bridge walk...that's pretty high up...don't know if I could do it! Thanks for your visit to my SWF post...always enjoy hearing from you!

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  53. Nice shot of the bridge, accompanied well with the deep blue sky. Cool!

    Have a great weekend.

    Alexander
    Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

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  54. Those are beautiful blue skies. The bridge climbs looks like a significant little walk! Those people look tiny up there.

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  55. That sky was totally blue! Beautiful bridge!! Thanks for your visit.

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  56. Beautiful, clear skies and so perfectly offset by the structure of the bridge.

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  57. Bridges are so intrgiguing. Great captures!

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  58. How interesting and beautiful.

    Thanks for visiting me.

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  59. we were there 20 months ago.....eeeek so beautiful!!! hsf to you.

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