Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Farm Cove, Man O'War Steps

The Man O'War Steps and jetties are located on the western end of Farm Cove and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The stone jetty and steps were reconstructed in 1973 when the adjacent Sydney Opera House was built on Bennelong Point, from where this photo was taken. The floating Man O'War West Jetty and Man O'War East Jetty which were added later are used by water taxis. The original stone jetty and steps were constructed for the movement military stores and personnel to and from a ship called the Man O'War, anchored nearby in Sydney Harbour. According to a plaque here: the Man O'War Steps served as a landing and embarkation point for men of the British and Australian Fleets in peace and war for 150 years.

45 comments:

  1. Great shot, Jim, but where are all the boats? Where were you standing to get this awesome perspective?

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  2. The blue water is fantastic. I was longing to visit your blog.

    Greetings, Roberto

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  3. Francisca, I was standing on the steps leading up to the Sydney Opera House for this shot. The reason there are no boats here is that these jetties are only used by water taxis or vessels that need to make a booking. I'll add this info to the post.

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  4. Looks as if this jetty has been refurbished! When I saw it years ago it was crumbling! And it looks great now!

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  5. What a joy and hope it must have been / is to arrive. Please have a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  6. why is it deserted? is it off season? lovely capture.

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  7. Fab photo, I'm rather envious of the Sydney water taxis and ferries, may divert them to the Yarra in Melb :P

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  8. Thanks for the info. I must admit I had not notice it before. Next time I'm there I will make sure to take a peek.

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  9. Ewok, the jetties aren't used for regular ferry services. They can be used by water taxis but other vessels need a prior booking. Circular Quay ferry wharf is just around the corner for all the public services.

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  10. that's interesting part of this place's history ... lovely capture.

    My Watery Wednesday here

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  11. wonderful place to enjoy the city from afar.

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  12. Beautiful blue water and cityscape as a backdrop!

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  13. Seeing the life in Sydney and your
    explanation is very interresting.
    Yes, great shot!

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  14. I like this angle looking into Farm Cove, Jim, rather than the more usual view out to Fort Denison.

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  15. Thanks to leave me a comment in my blog.
    I just discover yours and I will have a look.

    You live in a great country.

    Have a nice day

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  16. Beautifully shot, and interesting narrative, thanks.

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  17. Heard the name - but didn't know the history. Magic view.

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  18. I like your pictures, They are very beautiful! a vision of another world... I'll will your follow with pleasure...
    Bye Mahon !!

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  19. I like the color of the water, deep blue.

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  20. When I read the word cove, I used to think Pirates. But in Australia, Coves belong to the rich and famous.

    How do you like Gillard 's decision about the Queen?

    Are you ready? i quite like King William, he is so handsome, and I like to be his queen LOL

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  21. Ann, you need to consider that there is likely to be a King Charles in line to the throne before King William. More Australians are in favour of a republic than are not. Even more would be in favour of becoming a republic after the reign of Queen Elizabeth. I'm more than ready now.

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  22. What a beautiful picture with the city skyline being a great backdrop.

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  23. A water taxi would be just fine; I like the sight and think the Opera House will complete the tour ;-)
    Great photo!

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  24. From War Ships to Water Taxis. Great Watery Wed. post

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  25. Wow 150 years is a long time. Nice shot with the city in the background.

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  26. Beautiful shot, love the history that goes along with it, happy I stopped by!

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  27. beautiful photo. i love the spot where you took this photo...what a view!

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  28. http://carlettasroundthebend.blogspot.comThursday, 19 August 2010 at 03:59:00 GMT+10

    What a beautiful day is reflected in the water!
    Lovely image!

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  29. I so want to visit Sydney

    lovely photo
    the water is beautiful

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  30. Those are some really beefy jetties. I think they'll be there for a long time! Thanks for visiting my WW. Have a great day

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