Sunday, 3 July 2011

The Rocks, Argyle Cut, bridge

This bridge (top), which sits above the Argyle Cut in The Rocks, carries a roadway, railway, walkway and cycleway from the central business district to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Argyle Cut was hewn out of the sandstone ridge of The Rocks to connect Sydney Cove with Darling Harbour and Millers Point. It was started in 1843 by convicts with hammers and chisels but was not completed until 1859 with the use of city council labour and explosives. "Argyle Cut", created by Mark Dyson, was a geometric pattern of lights displayed on the historic arch (bottom) as part of the Vivid Sydney festival.

15 comments:

  1. I really enjoy that last one... all the blocks of light!

    http://fredamans.blogspot.com/2011/07/shadow-shot.html

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  2. Wow. Absolutely beautiful pictures. I really like the top shot of the bridge's arches. Bridges are one of my favorite photography subjects.

    Would you mind if I linked to some of these photos over at my blog: www.primetimewhitespace.com?

    Thanks,
    Tristan

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  3. Normally, this cutting is very tough to photograph. The lights are useful.

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  4. Great photos Jim. I love the shadows on the bridge arches.

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  5. No worries, Tristan. You're welcome to provide links back to my blog.

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  6. nice to see no graffiti on the bridge

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  7. these are beautiful. I cannot imagine what it must have been like to try building this with hammers and chisels!!

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  8. It's a very unique concept! Just wondering if it may be too distracting for motorists?

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  9. That is one well used bridge Jim, excellent pictures.

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  10. Such a nice bridge and although a lot of backbreaking and unpleasant labour went into it, it speaks of a time when on also took time for some embellishments.

    Great shadows too.

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  11. Montreal Photo Daily, I don't think the light display was too distracting for motorists because the arch is actually quite high above the road. It was part of the festival so it's not a permanent distraction either.

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  12. Two lovely pictures! What it must be like to live in a country with sunshine!

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