Saturday, 2 March 2013

Circular Quay

This view is from East Circular Quay looking towards the Circular Quay ferry wharves, Circular Quay railway station and the Gateway office building. The Alexander is a First Fleet Class ferry acquired in 1985 and is part of the fleet that operates on the Inner Harbour. It was named The Alexander, after the one of eleven ships of the First Fleet that sailed to Australia in 1787.

11 comments:

  1. What a great combination in this photo! It shouts "Sydney"!
    I loved riding these ferries with my small grandson.

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  2. Such a wonderful skyscraper! Sydney seems to be a great city
    Nice to meet your blog
    Elisa, from Argentina

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  3. High rises and a nice boat: one of my favorite compositions!

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  4. Great combination for the day! I always love your blue skies and they are beautifully reflected! Have a great weekend, Jim!

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  5. I don't love the huge buildings that block the light and hog the harbour shoreline. But the ferries are just wonderful. They are human-sized and represent a powerful link with the First Fleet that sailed to Australia at the very beginning of European settlement. Well done!

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    1. Yes, I wish they had restricted the height of buildings so close to the quay. I guess the horse has bolted now and anything goes

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  6. Nice contrast of old and new! Great color.

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  7. Many many times I wandered this area in my Sydney life! Can't ever remember seeing this particular ferry though! Even the funnels seem to be a different shape/style from what I remember! Certainly an iconic Quay view!

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  8. Beautiful blue building. I played too. Mine are here and here.

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