Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour, viewed from the boardwalk beside Pyrmont Bay. The Australian National Maritime Museum was designed by Phillip Cox and opened in 1991. The museum houses exhibitions that explore Australia's links with the sea and how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia. The Pyrmont Bay ferry wharf, the museum's Welcome Wall and the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse can be seen from here.

34 comments:

  1. An interesting view, I didnt get far enough away when I visited.

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  2. Good composition, like that combination of shapes. Very interesting building.

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  3. I am still not sure about this building style, sort of a shortened form of of the Sydney Opera house? I guess the sails and knots are there. Happy SWF JIm!

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  4. Titania, yeah, I believe the shape of the roof is supposed to remind you of the shape of sails and the rolling waves of the ocean.

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  5. Wonderful light J Bar!
    ...and composition!
    Regards from Romania!

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  6. Beautiful shot. Although, as a Sydneysider, I really don't enjoy this kind of post-post modern style.

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  7. Reminds me a lot of Nauticus and the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, Virginia. My wife and I spent the entire day there this past summer and still didn't see everything.

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  8. Nice shaped roof - reminds me of the Opera House in a rounded sort of way. Will have to look in there next time we are town

    Still Waters

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  9. Love the angles, and the composition.
    Love the way you take me around Sydney.

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  10. Peaceful waters for all of you. The roof indeed fits all too well.


    daily athens

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  11. Interesting architecture in a great composition. Love the white (and of course the blue!

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  12. I like the perspective you have on this.

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  13. Is it just me, or is that building just a little bit reminiscent of the Opera House??

    Happy travels!!

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  14. Red Nomad OZ, it's not just you. The roof formations on Sydney Opera House are described as sails and this design intentionally has a nautical theme.

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  15. beautiful wavy pattern, probably inspired by the Sydney Opera House. great shot.

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  16. Oh, what a gorgeous building! It is perfectly situated, too, to be a maritime museum. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    Happy Outdoor Wednesday from Florida!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  17. What a great shot of a beautiful city, love it!

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  18. I love the architectural design of the Australian National Maritime Museum. It has that very interesting view and architectural design that invites every passerby to come and see the beauty of the sea within the walls of the museum.

    I have been traveling in search of different architectural design for our city's museum and this gave me a very interesting view on how to design my own. Soon, I'll have to do my design with a Mitutoyo coordinate measuring machine and hopefully, the clients will approve it immediately.

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  19. Nice one Jim. It's an interesting building.

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  20. I am with David. The design of the Australian National Maritime Museum maximises the watery environment and makes going through the museum seem like the visitor is walking along a ship.

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  21. Australia seem to like this shape on buildings. :)

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  22. Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

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  23. wow! that's stunning...I like it!

    thanks for dropping by on my entry...glad to be here!

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