Friday, 30 December 2016

Garden Island, dockyard

A clear blue sky above Garden Island, the home port for the naval fleet based on the east coast of Australia, located in the eastern suburb of Potts Point. It is a major marine engineering and refit centre for the Royal Australian Navy and Thales Australia. The island has supported naval activities since 1788 and was originally used as a garden bed to grow food for ship crews. Land was reclaimed between Potts Point and Garden Island to expand the site for engineering facilities. This view is from Mrs Macquarie's Point, across Woolloomooloo Bay.

17 comments:

  1. It certainly has the look of a serious working space.

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  2. Hello, pretty blue sky. Looks like a busy place with the crane. Enjoy your weekend! I wish you all the best in 2017, Happy New Year!

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  3. Perfect summer day. I enjoyed your 2016 images. Keep up the good work in 2017.

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  4. What an interesting bit of history. I would never have thought that such a thing as that garden would have existed -- it seems like it would have been a great idea.

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  5. That is pretty cool, an area being in use since 1788 to support the navy.

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  6. This is very interesting photo story.
    Happy New Year!!

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  7. Blue it is my favorite colour!
    Happy New Year!

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  8. Beautiful Blues. Have a Happy New Year. One year, I hope we can travel from the United States. where we live to see your fireworks.

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