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This is part of the Balmain peninsula with the Sydney city skyline in the background. Balmain is one of Sydney's oldest suburbs, full of historical terrace houses, old English style pubs and surrounded by water. This photo was taken from Mort's Bay. This is the bay where Mort's Dock was situated, the first dry dock and shipyard in Australia and the largest south of Bombay. It was opened in 1855 and closed in 1959. During World War II fourteen Bathurst class courvettes were built there and four river class frigates. Many generations of my family worked at Mort's Dock, firstly my great-great grandfather, who spent his entire working life here as chief engineer, my great grandfather and several uncles. Today the dry dock has been cleared and a park is now situated there. All that remains of the shipyard are are a few old docks, some metal runners and the ghosts, who are very friendly.

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 250
f/11
30 seconds
Tripod

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5081 W: 367 N: 10618] (52309)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2012-10-00
  • Categories: Architecture
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-10-10 7:24
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