Sunday, 9 January 2011

Dawes Point

This view of the Sydney Opera House and part of the Sydney Harbour Bridge is from the Dawes Point wharf. The sandstone structure with the copper dome on the foreshore is a bit of a mystery. The only clue is an inscription on the ground 'c.1880 reconstructed 2008'.

25 comments:

  1. Excellent J! Great colors and wonderful image.

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  2. You've got a photo loaded with two fantastic elements! Lovely view!

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  3. Sally and I went on a massive mystery hunt to try to identify this structure, too, Jim. I found old images of where it stood as part of the old MSB lockout of the Walsh Bay port area before the plague reconstuction of that part of town. But nothing absolutely definitive. It is very nice now, though.

    We are all 'doing' the coat-hanger today.

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  4. Like the incorporation of the sandstone structure into this.

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  5. Thanks, Julie. I searched high and low on the internet and couldn't find a thing. I was wondering if it might have been the guard house for the Dawes Point Battery which was demolished to build the bridge.

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  6. It is always interesting to learn a bit of history while viewing a fabulous photograph. The sandstone piling with the Opera House to the rear makes for a really neat shot. Great job!

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  7. That's a gorgeous image. Isn't there a similar structure on the opposite side at Milsons Point? (Going by fading memory, having spent a large part of Australia day on the lawns under the bridge a few years ago).

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  8. I like this view, you can get some interesting compositions from around there.

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  9. Are there no legal documents in the Planning Dept (or whatever was relevant back in 1880), asking for Dawes Point to be approved? I wonder what the good burghers of Sydney had in mind.

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  10. Whatever it is it makes a great addition to the photo.

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  11. it is a cute wee building, whatever its use.

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  12. As if time hasn't passed. A wonderful picture ! Please have a good Sunday.

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  13. I am Australian and I also know nothing about the structure. Funny how we live in a place but don't always notice what goes on in our own back yard.

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  14. Nice....Ok, I'll post one of the bridge too!

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  15. a gorgeous view of the Opera House. great composition.

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  16. Paul, I'll have to check out Milsons Point and see if I can find another one there.

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  17. I think this is the most creative shot of the Opera House I have seen. I do enjoy your many views of your city and of summer down under.

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  18. I have seen the Opera House in person and in many photos, but this is a new perspective for me. I like it. Nice!

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  19. What a grand, saturated photo, so many shapes, materials and textures. Just wonderful.

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  20. A unique perspective for Sunday Bridges, J-Bar.

    «Louis» thanks you for encouraging Julie to join the meme!

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  21. I love the architectural contrasts in this! Unique! Thanks for visiting my SS.

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