Friday, 30 December 2011

45 degree pivot


In my best tour-guide-ese, on my right, and to the NW, we have a distant view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge dressed in its best naval industrial frock, provided by the Garden Island Naval Base and engraving dock.

On my left, and to the SW, 'the mighty heart is lying still', but continuing to loom over bays and ridges between us. From the left there is Centrepoint (always Centrepoint, no matter where I roam!), then the MLC Centre in Martin Place, then ... golly what are the next three ... Jim? Ann? Peter? Jo? ... help. Is one Deutsche Bank? I do know that the waterway in both images is Rushcutters Bay, that I am standing on New Beach Road close to Yarranabee Point. And at 9:30am the sky is clouding over menacingly.

Yes, yes ... I just realised, that if I go from NW to SW, then I have not pivoted 45 degrees at all.

9 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Great! Thanks Julie.

Jo said...

Never mind, the title drew me to read your post! I love touring your city through your eyes, Julie. Thanks and Happy New Year to you. Jo

Jo said...

2nd one is Chifley Tower. Nice shots :)

Kay L. Davies said...

I have a good sense of direction here at home, but in Australia I was completely confused.
Love the photos, however.
K

Victor said...

Off the top of my head those buildings are Deutsche Bank, Chifley Tower, then a Renzo Piano designed building and Governor Philip Tower and finally the Intercontinental Hotel.

J Bar said...

Victor beat me to it. Although, I believe the last tall one is the AMP building. The Hotel Intercontinental is in shot but it's not quite as tall.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I like Sydney;s skyline but I don't think either of these shots are her most attractive angle.

Rae Walter said...

Now that gives me a better idea of what fits where! I hope that you also have a wonderful 2012 Julie filled with lots of great photo images and the best of times. Best wishes, Rae

diane b said...

Sydney looks good even on a grey day.