Sunday, 15 January 2012

Annandale, viaduct

This viaduct is located at the back of Bicentennial Park, in the inner west suburb of Annandale. The viaduct was built in 1922 to carry the freight railway line between the Darling Harbour and Rozelle Goods Yards. It now carries the Metro Light Rail line, a tram between Central railway station and Lilyfield. The writing on the brick wall is not graffiti but a dog memorial wall. The dogs are commemorated with photographs, names and quotes at a place where dogs and their owners congregate.

20 comments:

  1. I like the arches

    the city scene in the previous post is lovely

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  2. Very nice Jim. It is pretty amazing how well it looks.

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  3. I always think of the old musical hall song "Underneath the Arches" when i see a shot like this.
    I love the dog owners angle!

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  4. An unusual place for a dog memorial wall Jim but much better than graffiti.

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  5. It does look great, I like the arches, too. And it is an unusual place for a dog memorial, but I agree with Dianne, much better than graffiti. A great shadow shot for the day, Jim! Hope your weekend is going well!

    Sylvia

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  6. What a lovely idea of the memorials to the dogs who have come to play there. I love the concept. The arches on the bridge are beautiful. Everything about your capture is beautiful. Wonderful photography.genie

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  7. Wow! From viaduct to dog memorial wall! Quite a recycle! And love the shadows cast by the arches!

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  8. Gorgeous shadows, Jim. And I love the idea of a dog memorial wall where people walk their dogs. Super!
    K

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  9. That is a most interesting and different graffiti than what is around here. I think it is nice paying tribute to pets.

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  10. What a special piece of your lovely city!

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  11. Very neat!

    Come find out the origin of my shadow last week.

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  12. I like this viaduct. Didn't know about the dog memorial.

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  13. I had no idea Sydney had any trams! Nice viaduct, a little pit of pax romana in Australia...

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  14. smudgeon, Sydney had many trams up until 1961. This tram line opened in 1997 and there are now plans for more.

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  15. How poignant--and thoughtful--to have a dog memorial wall!

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    When you see the shadows dance,
    Be it Mexico or France,
    You may join the shadow fun,
    Dancing till the day is done!


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  16. Great bridge, Jim, and I like the idea of the commemorative dog/owners initiative.

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  17. Aww that's nice Jim, I love the idea of the doggy wall, it transforms the bridge from functional to sentimental.

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  18. In contrast to your post above showing the church, «Louis» guessed this viaduct to be older than it is! Be that as it may, «Louis» thanks you for being one of the most regular contributors to Sunday Bridges.

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