Friday, 20 May 2011

The Rocks, clock tower

This view is from the rooftop of the Glenmore Hotel at The Rocks. The clock tower rises above the Clocktower Square shopping centre and the autumn leaves of the trees in Argyle Street. This contemporary, but already dated design, seems quite out of place in an area full of heritage buildings such as the Museum of Contemporary Art partly seen in the background. The contemporary office buildings nearby, rising from Circular Quay into the city centre, might be a closer match.

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cityscape!

    http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/05/thisway-thursway-no-102-is-also-sky.html

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  2. Typically a big city! Nice shot.. Nice cityscape... :)

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  3. I like the design although I can see where it would be out of place among older buildings. Nice shot.

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  4. Great photo. It reminds me of one of the scenes from the AT&T cell phone ads indicating bars of service. Do you have that in Oz?

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  5. GW Bill Miller, no sorry we don't see AT&T adverts over here.

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  6. City-scapes are like that - a mixture of the old and the new.
    Enjoy your week-end

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  7. We are just about to enter Summer, it is so nice to see some Autumn! Love the city view!

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  8. I can see hints of autumn in the browning leaves of the trees...

    SKY DITTY

    A little birdie told me,
    Although I don’t know why,
    That if I were to look up,
    Way up into the sky,
    I’d see some wondrous planets,
    The moon and sun and stars –
    There before my very eyes
    Blazed Jupiter and Mars!


    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Big Cemetery Sky

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  9. I love to come visit your blog and your city. I never thing of places in Australia being so urban.

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  10. Terrific as always, Jim! Cloudless blue skies and a beautiful cityscape! No one does these better than you! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  11. Interesting shot and a beautiful sky.
    The skyscrapers going into the distance reminded me of a communications company logo...

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  12. what a great town





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  13. Beautiful skyline of a great city. Are the skies always blue there!!!!! Mickie :)

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  14. Very great view from the top. The clock looked outstanding from among those buildings. Have a nice weekend.

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  15. I love the place. Like it! Thanks for droping by to my entry.

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  16. Fab photo,so looking forward to coming to Sydney next month.

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  17. I like the way the clock tower looks like the high buildings with their walls missing! I dont know if that the intention of the design, but it's what I see!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne.

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  18. Wonderful cityscape and a great photo. I love the clocktower. Happy skywatching!

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  19. Great architecture under a friendly sky.
    The clocktower seems somewaht unreal ...

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  20. PerthDailyPhoto, I hope you're coming to Sydney during Vivid, the festival of light and music.

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  21. Awesome city shot. The clock tower in the middle really attracts attention...

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  22. Outstanding view! I love the clock tower!

    Thanks for visiting mySkyWatchFriday entry.

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  23. Great cityscape! Wish you a wonderful weekend!

    Irene

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  24. Beautiful sky and skyline, Jim.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  25. I think Sydney is a beautiful place! The clock may seem outdated in the surrounding area but I think that's what makes it interesting. The mix of old and new makes a rather account on history and images such as this. Thanks for dropping in my Avs Photographs!

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  26. I like the clock in the middle of it all. Shows you just how much we all revolve around time;)

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  27. Wonderful skyscape. You don't often get such a terrific view.

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