Saturday, 27 February 2010

Pyrmont, old wharf

The pylons and remnants of an old wharf are seen here reflected in Johnstons Bay at Pyrmont. They have been retained as a 'pole garden', beside the parkland which was previously the site of the water police headquarters. It is now an extension of Pyrmont Point Park which will soon be renamed Pirrama Park, to recognise the original Aboriginal name for the Pyrmont peninsula.
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24 comments:

  1. I loved the silhouette of the Anzac bridge against the gold sky .

    Though my post is for SWF , mine is a reflection too !


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  2. What makes these photo extraordinary is the soft afternoon light falling on the old pilings and the water.

    I'll bet the fishing is good there!

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  3. I've just been look at all your Pyrmont series. The photos are great. You've done a good job of capturing the essence of the change from it's industrial heritage to the upmarket parklike surrounds they are today. I enjoyed the walk in the park with you.

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  4. Stefe, I loved Water Rats too. I believe that show was actually filmed at nearby Goat Island. I'd say the Pyrmont headquarters would have been too busy to allow them to film there.

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  5. The wharf may be gone but the remains sure made for interesting showing for today.

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  6. Hi, Jbar! what a nice scenery you've got. just a blog walking.Hope to learner from your site and you as well. Thanks for sharing... Looking forward.

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  7. Lovely photos, I remeber going around there on the ferry, but I think it stopped elsewhere. Water Rats was a really good show.
    Cheers.
    Melbourne Daily Photo

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  8. Beautiful rippling waters round the pylons! Lovely photos!

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  9. Lovely light in these shots, Jim. I like your coverage of the area. A little different somehow ... can't quite work out how.

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  10. Beautiful photos. Love the reflections and the light.

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  11. New and old pylons don't look so different reflected in the water.

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  12. I like the idea of a 'pole garden,' great photos.

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  13. That is a lovely view of the harbour from there, thanks for sharing your sunshine filled day with us.

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  14. I like the perspective of the image on the left. Nice work!

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  15. Are there barnacles or oysters growing on the poles? I suppose the poles don't rot, in case some people decide to use this as their play ground.

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  16. Ann, I don't know about oysters attached to the pylons but there are definitely barnacles there.

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