Friday, 24 January 2014

Sydney from on high (1)

On the left, surrounded by red pebbles, Hyde Park Barracks, commissioned by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, 1818.
Top centre: St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, foundation stone laid 1868.
Middle centre: Archibald Fountain, erected 1932.
In and around Hyde Park North, set aside for public recreation by Governor Macquarie in 1810.
Taken from the observation level of Sydney Tower, Pitt Street, Sydney Australia.

11 comments:

Dina said...

Hi Julie. I've never seen them from above. Even more impressive from on high!

Julie said...

Next time you are here Dina, you must take a trip to the top of the tower. Over the next few days, I will show you more of 'why'.

Andrew said...

Ah, that's the bit the trams used to go around, and where the King Street tram was truncated to.

Julie said...

Correct, Andrew. I have images of that on my hard-drive. You can just make out Prince Albert's statue in front of HP Barracks. They went around that, which is at the top of Macquarie St. The top bit of King St is a mall around St James Church. But more on that on Monday when I post about Governor King.

Jim said...

Good day for pics too.

diane b said...

I just admired the view but you can identify buildings and whats more know their history. You're a whiz.

Julie said...

Nah! It is just my interest, Diane.

Dina said...

I'll put the tower on my list for a future visit, Julie, yes.
Meanwhile my Australians are spending seven months here in Meitar, and they are just a 25 minute walk from me!

Julie said...

One cannot beat proximity, Dina.

Joan Elizabeth said...

My comment is along the same line as Diane's. When I go to such heights I am usually impressed with the view but don't dig into the detail as you have done in this series of shots.

Julie said...

Ah but I was the one wandering around choosing just the shots I wanted.