Friday, 16 March 2012

At arms' length


Being in the thick of a crowded urban streetscape is a joy: such a visual feast, such a cachophony, such an assault upon all senses. However, they say you only know happiness, real happiness, when you have experienced its polar opposite. Could it perhaps also be true, that you only fully appreciate the hurly burly of a city, when you can experience it from a short distance, at arms' length.

Come sit with me a while down on the pier beside the tall ship 'James Craig'. On your way down, grab a coffee and a warm plain croissant from 'Yots' at the Maritime Museum. That's it. Lean back against a bollard, and take a deep draught. Listen to the sound of my city with the mute button on.

This is my contribution to the Skywatch Friday Community.

20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you Julie. I would be more than happy to share that bench with you looking at Sydney's skyline. Lovely post.

Steffe said...

Sure is a crowded scene this.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'd love to be there with you, Julie.
Beautiful arm's-length view of your great city.
K

Jim said...

A beautiful spot to sit and enjoy the view.

Karen said...

I like that the SP Tower is still tallest along the skyline!

Carole M. said...

I know exactly where you were, great shot!

Indrani said...

Buildings add concrete character to the skyline.

GW Bill Miller said...

I am impressed by the clarity of your air. The detail in the farthest building is a sharp as the dock in the foreground. Sydney is definitely on my bucket list.

Theanne said...

great skyline!

mary said...

Very beautiful composition.
SWF

Thérèse said...

Would love to sit there... probably without the mute button... Stil,l a few touches of green.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice photo.

Regards and best wishes

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

One needs an oasis of peace amongst all that glass and steel.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I am far from a city person! But I do like a taste - maybe for a day - photograph the mood and moment, and then run! But I'd take time with the croissant and coffee! Lovely cityscape!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I liked living in Haymarket look at that view. And found on the 30th floor the city below is just a hum. ... just like turning on the mute button.

brattcat said...

ah, what a rich way to begin the day. thank you for taking us along.

Grant Blakeney said...

Very Beautiful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Coffee, croissant and that view..yup that sounds pretty good!

CaT said...

i do think its true many things you appreciate a lot more when its gone. or when something changes and you realize it actually was not that bad. before...
in 2004 i went to the us for 3 months (it was my very first time there). after that, i appreciated the netherlands so much more! and i better saw the beauty of our cities... now, here in boston im trying to take in as much as possible, as i know one day we will go back home.. :)

cara said...

Sounds fab. I'm in.