Lately, the photos from towers are trendy on TE - Craig, Krzysztof, Philippe (papagolf) and Luciano posted panoramas lately, so I am inspired again and here is the view of Sydney. Besides Opera and Harbour Bridge, the best thing of Sydney is its setting. It is maybe the most wonderful in the world. Sydney lies on both sides of a wide waterway, kind of fjord. The coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. One can admire marvelous view of all this from the Sydney Tower. I am quite astonished that there are NO photos of Sydney panorama on TE. Here you can see the view towards Manly. There are many ferries that join the both sides of the bay. The green are it is Royal Botanic garden. On the small promontory there is Mrs. Macquarie Chair, the place with wonderful view of Opera and Coathanger. The long white building, near the red ship, is the Finger Wharf, the longest timbered-piled wharf in the world. It lies on - attention - Woolloomooloo Bay (eight o's in the name).
In 1770, British sea captain Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula. It is here that Cook made first contact with an Aboriginal community known as the Gweagal. Under instruction from the British government, a convict settlement was founded by Arthur Phillip, who arrived at Botany Bay with a fleet of 11 ships on 18 January 1788. This site was soon determined to be unsuitable for habitation, owing to poor soil and a lack of reliable fresh water. Phillip subsequently founded the colony one inlet further north along the coast, at Sydney Cove on Port Jackson on 26 January 1788. The official proclamation of the founding and naming of Sydney took place nearly two weeks later on 7 February 1788. The original name was intended to be Albion, but Phillip named the settlement after the British Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney, in recognition of Sydney's role in issuing the charter authorising Phillip to establish the colony.
Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia. Sydney Tower Eye's main observation deck is almost 50 m higher than that of Auckland's Sky Tower. The name Sydney Tower has become common in daily usage, however the tower is also known as the Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint. The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
In WS I will post more vertiginous view.
For photographers of panoramas :)
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papagolf21 (79762) 2013-09-08 1:08
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
Vous avez raison, il faut prendre de la hauteur pour apprécier les villes, les capitales...
Ici, nous dominons et pouvons contempler à loisir la ville s'étaler devant nous.
Une bien belle réalisation très intéressante.
limielski (2573) 2013-09-08 1:11
Takie widoki, gdzie miejski krajobraz miesza sie z zielenia, rzekami, woda zawsze bardzo lubie. Ładna perspektywa, kolory. Wzrok odpoczywa patrząc na takie ujecia!
parvatibb (1111) 2013-09-08 2:36
Astonishing view! and I did not know there is a building name with 8 'o'. good to know :)
have great Sunday
gus72 (3462) 2013-09-08 2:46
what a brilliant girl you are...... the spelling of Woolloomooloo is perfect... and the view is magnificent with so many sailing boats, ferries and swimmers in the water.
Your description of the landscape is very extensive.. i am surprise of all the names that you remember.
A fine photograph.
Nicou (106237) 2013-09-08 2:51
quel panorama et vue grandiose quelle immensité ce port ces building les bâtiments tous ces bâteaux c'est une merveille.
Bravo et amitié
ikeharel (44321) 2013-09-08 2:56
Great view over town on a very clear day that allow to look as far in the horizon, Malgo.
Exquisite scenery, fine clarity and allocated evenly on pic. space.
An advanture not to be missed, when you were there. Cheers,
psamaddar (1089) 2013-09-08 3:29
Nice Arial view of the city..good composition, color and clarity..well taken..
marabu61 (5879) 2013-09-08 4:08
Now that is quite a tonguebreaking name for that bay. But of corse the view from atop the viewing tower is amazing. So where exactly would the Opera be placed when looking from the tower?. The natural setting of Sidney looks really pleasant too, but I doubt if it can compete with the setting of Vancouver.
have a great sunday
cargus (7586) 2013-09-08 4:33
Beautiful panorama, perfect framing, colors played excellent, clear and bright a successful image, well done.!!
Romano46 (11871) 2013-09-08 4:38
un bel panorama di Sydneycon un'ampia veduta anche sui sobborghi della bella città.
Buona la composizione al pari dei colori e della composizione.
Un altro bel tassello aggiunto alla tua bella serie di foto dedicate al viaggio nella terra degli aborigeni e dei canguri.
Ciao e buona domenica
PiotrF (2380) 2013-09-08 4:54
Odnalezienie takiej wiezy pewnie nie jest trudne, trudniej sie tam dostać. Panorama prawie jak zdjęcie lotnicze:)i na plus , że można umiejscowić kilka ważych obiektów z Sydnej. Dobra i ciekawa prezentacja.
saxo042 (33990) 2013-09-08 5:24
A very impressive view with this outstanding cityscape. There are many details here in this fantastic panorama!
macjake (45832) 2013-09-08 10:11
yes, i often wondered why we havn't seen photo's from this tall tower!? Very strange isn't it.
Here we REALLY get a sense of just how large the Sydney suburb area is, and i'm sure there are even more views all around you.
look at all the sailboats in the harbor too! very cool.
glad you went up here, I know I will when we eventually make our way to Aussie.
great shot! thanks for the view :)
dkmurphys (42699) 2013-09-08 10:13
A true spectacular city. I like the huge open space and the colors. This is on my travel list for sure.
Have a good new week.
PaulVDV (17485) 2013-09-08 11:27
Woolloomooloo Bay ? It sounds very exotic.
What a beautiful coastal landscape with so many inlets. A paradise for sailors and this picture proves it.
It's always worth to climb the highest towers to see such wonderful panoramas like this one.
Best regards, Paul
Fis2 (77174) 2013-09-08 14:11
Takie obrazy robia wrazenie.
Super kolory, swiatlo i ostrosc.
lousat (64563) 2013-09-08 14:52
Hi Malgo,i'm happy to know that i inspired you again..ehehe..and i'm happy to see this fantastic landscape,very very rich and whit magnificent details everywhere,only the colors seems a bit cold.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
carlo62 (19729) 2013-09-08 15:32
sicuramente questi tipi di pov sono spettacolari e più difficili da ottenere, per questo è sempre un piacere poter osservare le foto di chi è riuscito a fare foto da qui.
Il panorama è veramente bello, la luce ti ha permesso di avere molta nitidezza e una grande profondità, sei riuscita a racchiudere tutto in una composizione degna di nota.
ChrisJ (91360) 2013-09-09 2:58
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
I've taken this same shot but on analogue film, and over 30 years ago. Nice to see an update! Good sharpness & a terrific view across Sydney Harbour. Good to see that no new high rise buildings have gone up to block the view. Excellent sharpness with natural looking colour and saturation. Tfs!
mkamionka (27187) 2013-09-10 8:39
milo mi slyszec nazwisko Jamesa Cooka. Wiesz ze urodzil sie w tej dzielnicy miasta w ktorej teraz mieszkam. Jest tu muzeum poswiecone jego pamieci, w parku jest np duza mapa po ktorej mozna chodzic i na ktorej zaznaczone sa jego podroze i co druga wioska ma jego pomnik. Moja corka urodzila sie w James Cook Hospital i niewykluczone ze bedzie chodzic do szkoly im Jamesa Cooka...
Wracajac do zdjecia -znakomita panorama, bardzo podoba mi sie wyjatkowa przejrzystosc powietrza i piekne zywe i naturalne kolory. Po lewej stronie zaczyna sie most? Wiesz ze zbudowala go firma z miasta w ktory mieszkam ze stali ktora przewieziono z miasta w korym mieszkam a pierwowzor mostu jest w niedalekim Newcastle upon Tyne?
Nic tylko byc dumnym z Middlesbrough :)
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (64492)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-05-04
- Categories: Architecture, Event
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-08 0:52