Sunday, 17 April 2011

Birchgrove, Ballast Point Park

This rockery is part of Ballast Point Park, in the inner west suburb of Birchgrove, which looks out towards Goat Island and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The name Ballast Point is derived from the early days of the colony when ships arrived from England with a full load but returned empty. To control buoyancy, stability and speed, sandstone was cut from this point to fill the ships as ballast.

22 comments:

  1. What a different perspective of the harbour bridge and Goat Island.

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  2. Nice shot - I love how the Bridge is visible from so many different locations and angles. Are these pet rocks?

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  3. What a beautiful place! I like the way the wall points us to the bridge. Nice shot!

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  4. AI, they do look like they could be pet rocks. :)

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  5. Great blog of Sydney suburbs. Loved the link to Scenic Sunday.

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  6. Excellent photo. Australia is one place I would like to visit.

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  7. Beautiful park and the view of the bridge looks pretty. Great photo!

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  8. Beautiful park and the view of the bridge looks pretty. Great photo!

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  9. The shadow of the wall appears to be as strong as the wall itself!

    SOME SAY THAT SHADOWS

    Some say that shadows are fragments of light,
    Others that they are but pieces of night,
    Fleeing like demons when dawn becomes day,
    Fearing the radiance coming their way.
    Is one notion wrong and one notion right?
    Just what are shadows if they are not light?


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Sad Café

    Dancing Shadow Tree

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  10. Well structured...wall AND photo!!!

    My Sunday Link:
    Airplane Shadows

    Do stop by if you can, I'd love your company. Have a great day....

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  11. If you come here, we have a Goat island, so you won't feel homesick.

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  12. Ship Ballast? Neat bridge. There is a similar bridge where I grew up and I should take some photos of it.

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  14. A nice quiet spot for viewing the city (and bridge).

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  15. You are on a roll this week with some fabulous shots. Love the name “Rockery”...so appropriate, and that bridge in the background gives a great image. Awesome photography.

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  16. Great city you have!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  17. Marvelous as always, Jim! Wonderful shadows, gorgeous blue skies and I do love the bridge! Have a great week!

    Sylvia

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  18. Woody, there is a connection to a ship's ballast. The ships that arrived from England in the early days of the colony had a full load but returned empty. To control buoyancy, stability and speed, sandstone was cut from this point to fill the ships as ballast. I'll add this to the post.

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  19. Another nice alternative view of a Sydney landmark. You're very good at this, Jim!

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