Sunday, 18 March 2012

The flip side


Here is the Sydney Harbour Bridge from a different, and refreshing, prespective. Instead of the more usual SE direction, this has been taken from a SWerly direction (looking toward the NE).

This is my contribution to the Sunday Bridges community.

This is my contribution to the Walk in the Street community.

25 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice Julie. Thanks!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Again, early morning with the coffee and croissant, yup would be good! My favorite bridge anywhere!!

Kay L. Davies said...

Gorgeous view, Julie. I love it. If Dick ever gets me as far as Australia, you'll have to show us where this bench is, so we can sit there, sip coffee, and enjoy the bridge from a non-touristy angle.
K

TheChieftess said...

Lovely bridge...

Carole M. said...

it is a lovely perspective Julie and offering the viewer a seat at the front row; I'm ready for it!

Peter said...

yes, hard to pick this spot, looking towards Barangaroo.

NixBlog said...

Nice shot, Julie. It is indeed a refreshing view of it!

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, what a view! ‘May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow…’ Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Mark said...

I guess this view will vanish with the Barangaroo development.

Julie said...

Depends on what Packer can 'winkle' out of O'Farrell, I think. However, I think - from the RHS - this view will be blocked up until the end of the low grey building. The rest should be low-rise and then Keating's headland.

I should document the development from this spot. At the beginning of each month. There is a lot of work going on down there right now.

Kay L. Davies said...

Block this view? 'Tis criminal, not to mention a cryin' shame.
K

Eki said...

I like the quiet and reflective ambiance in this photo. It must be nice to just sit there with a good book in hand. Happy Sunday, Julie.m :)

Carol said...

Great shot! What a beautiful perspective....the foreground adds so much.

Lesley said...

It is wonderful how many different vantage points you all have for this bridge. It would be criminal to have developments take over the waterfront.

Joe said...

I haven't seen the bridge from this angle before. Nice one Julie. A fresh perspective is always welcome. I believe it is affectionately referred to as "The Coat Hanger". I've wondered if Sydney siders approve.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yes a refreshing angle. I love the harbour and the bridge but it is possible to get a bit photoed out by it.
When that development is done we will all accept it. Remember all the fuss about the toaster and it is not all that bad. They squealed a lot about Darling Harbour too and I think it is a great asset.

Julie said...

Yes, yes, Joe. Sydneysiders approve, and use, the term 'coat-hanger;. We also refer to her as 'the old girl' for some godforsaken reason.

Joan: I remember well the fuss over both 'the toaster' and Darling Harbour. I would have prefered the development in front of the opera house to slope down to meet it, rather than end bluntly. I am not a great fan of Darling Harbour, although I like the water usage, and I like the old rail-track walking passage from Central that Elizabeth Farrelly designed. But all the shops, bars, and restaurants are there to simply bring out the worst in people.

Jim said...

Terrific view of it.

diane b said...

It doesn't matter from which angle one sees the bridge it must be one of the most iconic bridges in the world.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo.

Regards and best wishes

Francisca said...

This iconic bridge looks great from any angle... but you have to look to see... and you did, Julie.

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Walk in New York said...

belle composition entre le banc et le pont

Merci d'avoir participer au challenge "Walk In The Street Photography"

Theanne said...

great view!

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» works all weekend, so it is difficult for him to visit those who contribute to Sunday Bridges. Thus, he belatedly thanks you for this fine contribution to the meme and hopes that you will continue to join us each Sunday.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

That perspective is stunning Julie, I live on a few hours drive away - on my list to get there for a long weekend and just walk and walk and soak up the ambiance.