Thursday, 23 September 2010

Darling Harbour, Vernon Mooring Anchors

This Vernon Mooring Anchors stand as a monument outside the Australian National Maritime Museum, near the Pyrmont Bridge. They are a memorial to seafarers lost at sea in wartime and in peace. These Admiralty-pattern anchors were originally from the 1839 wooden sailing ship, NSS Vernon. After 1867, the Vernon was converted into a nautical school ship and permanently moored off Cockatoo Island. The anchors were installed here in 1992.

12 comments:

  1. Your Darling Harbor series has been interesting. This shot makes the area look very crowded.

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  2. GORGEOUS photos on your site... I think I NEED a trip to Australia!!!

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  3. Jack, I seemed to capture a lot from this angle. It somehow makes it look a lot more crowded than it actually is.

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  4. May their weight lift others.

    Please have a good Thursday.

    daily athens

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  5. Stunning harbor! It seems to be very photogenic!

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  6. Very interesting post and very beautiful picture.

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  7. FANTASTIC harbour......what a contrast: the anchors and the bright, modern high buildings!!!!

    FABULOUS!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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  8. The ship must be very very big to require these anchor.

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  9. Bruce, I found a moment on a weekday morning when there weren't many people around but once again it required a bit of patience and waiting around.

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  10. Good composition. The blue sky is fantastic.

    greetings.

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  11. Wonderful photo and wonderful buildnings!! It must be a very nice City! :)

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