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.
Gorgeous shot. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Great shot, Jim, but where are all the boats? Where were you standing to get this awesome perspective?ReplyDelete
Awesome perspective and great shot!ReplyDelete
Beautiful light & color as always, Jim.ReplyDelete
The blue water is fantastic. I was longing to visit your blog.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Great shot for your Watery Wednesday.ReplyDelete
Beautiful beaches you have there JBar.ReplyDelete
Love how blue is the water, great shot!ReplyDelete
Looks as if this jetty has been refurbished! When I saw it years ago it was crumbling! And it looks great now!ReplyDelete
What a joy and hope it must have been / is to arrive. Please have a good Wednesday.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful scene, great shot.ReplyDelete
Through Squirrel Eyes
why is it deserted? is it off season? lovely capture.ReplyDelete
Fab photo, I'm rather envious of the Sydney water taxis and ferries, may divert them to the Yarra in Melb :PReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
that's interesting part of this place's history ... lovely capture.ReplyDelete
My Watery Wednesday here
Great shot! Love the blue water.ReplyDelete
wonderful place to enjoy the city from afar.ReplyDelete
Beautiful blue water and cityscape as a backdrop!ReplyDelete
Seeing the life in Sydney and yourReplyDelete
explanation is very interresting.
Yes, great shot!
I like this angle looking into Farm Cove, Jim, rather than the more usual view out to Fort Denison.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot - evocative history.ReplyDelete
Thanks to leave me a comment in my blog.ReplyDelete
I just discover yours and I will have a look.
You live in a great country.
Have a nice day
Beautifully shot, and interesting narrative, thanks.ReplyDelete
Heard the name - but didn't know the history. Magic view.ReplyDelete
Cool but where are the boats?ReplyDelete
I like your pictures, They are very beautiful! a vision of another world... I'll will your follow with pleasure...ReplyDelete
Bye Mahon !!
Gotta love that name!ReplyDelete
Awesome photo and informative post!ReplyDelete
I like the color of the water, deep blue.ReplyDelete
When I read the word cove, I used to think Pirates. But in Australia, Coves belong to the rich and famous.ReplyDelete
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
Very interesting! Nice shot!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful picture with the city skyline being a great backdrop.ReplyDelete
A water taxi would be just fine; I like the sight and think the Opera House will complete the tour ;-)ReplyDelete
From War Ships to Water Taxis. Great Watery Wed. postReplyDelete
Wow 150 years is a long time. Nice shot with the city in the background.ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot, love the history that goes along with it, happy I stopped by!ReplyDelete
beautiful photo. i love the spot where you took this photo...what a view!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful day is reflected in the water!ReplyDelete
I messed that up a little - oops. :)ReplyDelete
I so want to visit SydneyReplyDelete
the water is beautiful
Those are some really beefy jetties. I think they'll be there for a long time! Thanks for visiting my WW. Have a great dayReplyDelete