|From the observation level of the Sydney Tower, with a 105mm lens.|
Way out there, about 9 kms away- as the crow flies - is the entrance to Sydney Harbour, aka Port Jackson. North Head is the more perpendicular of the two, South Head is a more gentle slope. Out on the horizon is the Pacific Ocean.
As has been my want in this series, what can I draw your attention to? ("to what can I draw your attention", if you prefer a more exact grammar.)
This photo shows 3 of the 9 islands in the harbour: Shark Island is furthest out, and then Clarke Island. The third, Garden Island, has been joined to the shoreline by a naval dockyard extension in 1942. All that built environment on the longest peninsula is a naval base. The bit where the red "boat" is moored.
Come right back to all the greenery in the foreground. This is the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Governor's Domain. The little bay on the left is Farm Cove, where Governor Phillip initially dropped anchor in January 1788. On the bottom RHS of the photograph is one of my favourite buildings in the city: the Art Gallery of NSW.
This is my entry in the CDP Theme Day for February.
Saturday, 1 February 2014
Sydney from on high (9) - Entry
Posted by Julie at 00:00