Friday, 13 August 2010

Cockatoo Island, stack

This chimney stack from the industrial past of Cockatoo Island still dominates the skyline. The coal fired powerhouse and brick chimney stack were built in 1918, to provide electricity for the island. For a distant view of how it dominates the skyline of the island, there's a shot here from across the harbour.

44 comments:

  1. The towers act like an exclamation point for the rich blue skies! Great captures as always! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  2. Looks like an interesting place for a photo shoot. Are the old buildings abandoned?

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  3. Hi J Bar
    grandi edifici... tutto sembra così immenso a Sydney !!!
    Funzionano o sono ora abbandonati ?
    Buona giornata.

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  4. I travel through the photos and see every place you show us!

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  5. Amazing shots. Makes me appreciate Sydney even more. Prux

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  6. The site is an industrial museum, Jim. I have a great shot of the island taken from nearby Spectacle Island.

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  7. Steffe and Rosa, most of the old industrial buildings are abandoned on the island but they are slowly redeveloping parts of the island for new uses. In recent years, they have been using a lot of these buildings for special events and festivals.

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  8. Great captures. The island looks like a photographic paradise to me.

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  9. that's a high tower and very imposing.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  10. WOW! My eyes are widely opened staring at the towers!

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  11. Thanks for the weekly tour of Sydney! You still seem to have the same cloudless sky as we have in California!

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  12. I like these strutures. Interesting how two or more people can shoot the same thing totally differently. Your shots are so different to the ones I took a year or so back.

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  13. I would love to visit Cockatoo Island. The tapered brick tower is very handsome. Is the photo tilted a bit or is this the famous leaning tower of Cockatoo?

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  14. Lovely blue skies and captures.
    Happy weekend.

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  15. Tulsa Gentleman, I don't know if it's the tapering that emphasises the tilting or whether the curvature of the lens had an effect. I used the ground as a reference point which probably caused me to tilt the camera slightly.

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  16. Wow! The power house chimney must be at least 50m high,what a wonderful past the island have.

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  17. I've just visited all your Cockatoo Island posts ... such a great series with lots of great photos. Loved the shot of that great chimney stack ... looks magnificent against that clear blue sky.

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  18. What a beautiful clear sky, the towers are fantastic.

    Thanks for visiting my blog, have a great weekend.

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  19. Towers do make an interesting addition to the sky line, thanks for sharing with Sky Watch Friday.

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  20. Great shots of interesting structures!

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  21. Love the tower and pretty sky. Great photos!

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  22. hee hee...
    «Louis» thanks you for pointing out that his SWF shot is perfect for Friday the 13th!. He had missed that detail!

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  23. Are they still being in use? They look like icons for the island.

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  24. that was truly a couple of imposing structures. great shots :)

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  25. Ann, the powerhouse is no longer required because the heavy industry has left the island. I'm not sure about the water towers though.

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  27. It is always so interesting to visit your blog. This time, a serving of blue skies with a dash of the industrial look...

    Happy Skywatching!

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  28. Your skies are as clear as ever.
    I love this kind of old industrial buildings.
    Enjoy your weekend!

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  29. Wow very interesting to see the tall chimney. I think I am going to like this island's history. Have a nice weekend.

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  30. I do like your skywatch photos - and your harbour photo too. The water tower and smokestack are almost to high ;-)
    Have a nice weekend!

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  31. Great photos...what a huge tower...and a beautiful blue sky...

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  32. You've made something old look good!
    The gorgeous sky seemed to play a big part. :)

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  33. Great photos - older industrial buildings are picturesque in a way modern ones can never be.

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  34. Sturdy blue skies to support these hard working structures. Nicely done!

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