Wednesday, 23 March 2011

The bridge that stalks


Apropos of absolutley nothing, when I was a kid I was a fan of two comics: Caspar, the Friendly Ghost; and, Phantom, the Ghost who Walks. I thought to share that with you when concocting a title for this post, because what sprang to mind scanned perfectly with 'the ghost who walks'. As you were ...

In the inner city, everywhichway one turns, one sees either the Sydney Harbour Bridge or Centrepoint Tower. Centrepoint kapows you in the eye, whereas the bridge sneaks upon you around corners.


These shots were taken on a walkway over the still-being-renovated Pitt Street Mall. The first two shots are looking north toward the harbour, and the final shot is looking south. I was walking from Myers, across the walkway, through Westfield and then into David Jones, hunting for a pair of grey-checked Converse sneakers. Need to wear them when negotiating the jungle with Phantom and Diana.

11 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are great. Wonderful post Julie.

Dianne said...

It's every-where! - Love the title.
Did you manage to find those grey checkered sneakers?

Ann said...

I've always likes those glimpses of the bridge that you get unexpectedly as you wander round the city.

brattcat said...

so glad to make a little squeak of a hello. when I read your title and saw the first image i thought of that music from jaws when the shark approaches. A trio of fine shots, Julie.

J Bar said...

Great peeks of the bridge. They're digging up that mall, yet again.

Bob Crowe said...

It has been many years since my family visited Sydney. We walked across the bridge and had lunch at the top of the tower, where a friendly local recommended that we visit the Jenolan Caves (hope I spelled that right). The Arch is our downtown visual anchor. So many good memories of Sydney.

Peter said...

Comics- were so great.

Windsmoke. said...

Visited Sydney and the Centrepoint Tower in 1992 the view was breath taking from the revolving restaurant :-).

Joan Elizabeth said...

The Ghost who Walks was a favourite with me too. These are simply wonderful shots of the city scape. Capturing the essence of it all ... the tall buildings, the people, the buzz of construction and the lurking bridge.

rallentanda said...

Did the Phantom end up with Diana?

Julie said...

I gather they married and had a tribe of kids. I am loathe to revisit for fear of destroying a precious memory.