Waiting for my function on child immigrants at the Maritime Museum to commence, I wandered under Pyrmont Bridge and into Cockle Bay.
These two lads had a wonderful view of the Bay at their very doorstep. The honey-bee-chequered building is the IMAX Theatre which I must pluck up the courage to attend ... one of these days.
Cockle Bay is part of the larger Darling Harbour, the harbour being named after the 7th Governor of the state of NSW (the others of note being Philip, Hunter, King, Bligh, Macquarie, Brisbane, Darling, Bourke). Cockle Bay started life as a provider of shellfish for the aboriginal tribes of the area but was quickly polluted by industrial effluent come white man and his industry. Eventually it was home to a massive railway shunting and goods yard. This was converted into the entertainment district that we enjoy today.