Thursday, 1 January 2015

Circular Quay, boats

Circular Quay does become quite crowded at this time of year. The Carnival Spirit cruise ship was moored at the Overseas Passenger Terminal this week. The whale watching cruises that depart from the ferry wharves are very popular. The Hop On Hop Off Ferry and water taxis also stop here. Last night, the foreshore, especially between the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera Housewas also crowded with people, who had come from all around Australia and the World to see the fireworks on Sydney Harbour. The New Year's Eve 2014 theme was "Inspire" with the colourful banners seen here along the foreshore also displayed around the city. Happy New Year.

31 comments:

  1. Dear Jim, Even our local newspaper was writing about the fireworks in Sydney. I hope you can make some pictures from this event! I envy you because I am a great fan of firework. Especially with music. Groetjes Hetty

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    1. Great to hear, Hetty. I didn't venture right down to Sydney Harbour this year, I was a bit further away but still witnessed the fireworks from a distance.

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  2. Hi, Jim....that harbor is way too crowded for those big ships to maneuver! Have a wonderful 2015!

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  3. I've just watched the Sydney fireworks Jim.. faaabulous as always! My favourite bridge never fails to bring in the New Year spectacularly !

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  4. What a fine collection of boats and ships. I spent New Year's Eve in 2003 right there, watching the amazing Sydney fireworks. All the best to you in 2015, Jim.

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  5. A busy harbour with it's many vessels big & small. Happy New Year Jim

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  6. Wow! You captured a bunch of icons with this image, Jim. All the best for 2015 ...

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  7. did not know the carnival spirit docks in sydney.

    happy new year.

    frankly my dear

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  8. I saw just see pictures of the fireworks...outstanding! Happy New Year Jim. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  9. Hello, Jim.

    Happy New Year. I wish your best.

    I dedicate a lot of thanks for your support.

    Warm Greeting
    From Japan, ruma ❃

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  10. That harbor seems more than busy, but it also looks warm and fun. Great photo. Happy New Years.

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  11. Certainly these boats feature a range of size, design and colour. Like a gathering of watercraft. watched the Sydney and Melbourne fireworks on TV. Awesome.

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  12. Checked that out on Google Maps and now I have an image of the Sydney waterfront. Harbours are always interesting. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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  13. Very well captured.
    Wish you Happy and Prosperous New Year.

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  14. do the whales come right into the harbour or do you have to go quite a distance out to sea? sometimes we see dolphins come right into the estuary here.

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    1. The boats travel out of the harbour but the whales can be close to the coast and can often be spotted from the beaches.

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  15. An incredible assortment: I would be happy for a while only watching them... Happy New Year from Tuscany!

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  16. Interesting and colorful choice, happy new year from Spain!

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  17. wow! every single size in there! thanks, jim!

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  18. This is a fabulous shot Jim, love the angle you chose! Happy New Year, bonne année !

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  19. It's all going on at Sydney Harbour bu good for tourism. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you.

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  20. Neat shot. Looks like a lot of activity is going on there for sure. - Happy New Year.

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  21. pretty image. I read about the fireworks there and was hoping you would share some images in the future.

    Happy New Year Jim.

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    1. Felicia, I have attempted to photograph the New Year's Eve fireworks in the past and have posted my photos on the blog here but it has been almost impossible to capture how wonderful they truly are.

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  22. We saw your fireworks on TV last night and they were fabulous! Love this pic, Jim! Happy New Year!

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  23. What a lively spot! I think I'd like to be on any of those vessels right now.
    Happy New Year from the Northern Hemisphere!

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  24. Lots of stuff going on there. I'm glad I'm not piloting any of the boats and ships.

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  25. Oh my, I don't think there is room for all those boats. I think it would be interesting to sit and watch them all maneuver their way in! V

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  26. The boats looks magnificent, a colorful and attractive scene! Thanks for visiting. Best wishes for this new year!

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  27. Wonderful boats and ships. So busy harbour.
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