The Harbour Bridge has been there since around 1930, but the modern hotel (built almost 60 years later in 1991) tucked almost underneath is much more modern. This is a part of The Rocks a part of downdown, just a few hundred metres from the hustle and bustle of George Street. But it feels like a different planet.
The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is locally nicknamed "The Coathanger" because of its arch-based design.
The bridge was designed and built by Dorman Long and Co Ltd, Middlesbrough Teesside and Cleveland Bridge, Darlington, County Durham and opened in 1932. Until 1967 it was the city's tallest structure. According to Guinness World Records, it is the world's widest long-span bridge and it is tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres (429.6 ft) from top to water level. It is also the fourth-longest spanning-arch bridge in the world. Wikipedia.
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Lay (26) 2009-03-19 17:24
Nice City, nice Bridge, nice Harbour and ofcourse nice picture. I also like the guidenote, welldone and thanks for sharing.
pierrefonds (50930) 2009-03-19 18:29
The diagonal line made by the Harbour Bridge is an asset to the composition. It is a good contrast between the mordern hotel and the old bridge. The trees are framing well the hotel and the bridge. The quality of the light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
ribeiroantonio (22631) 2009-03-20 0:28
Great work, Murray. The contrast between old (???) and new is excellent. I think the hotel is really located in the one of the hottest prime Sydney real estate. On one side the view to the bridge and on the other the view to Opera House. Fantastic!
The photo is excellent with superb composition and very good light and colours. Well done.
Cretense (68671) 2009-03-22 4:31
Excellent architecture photo, great combination of two diferent architectonic styles. Great framing and composition, great light managment, although there is a "burnt" part in the sky, the rest of the picture is well litted! Congratulaitons!
judesta (1006) 2009-03-23 4:23
It's hard to capture a picture of the bridge that hastn't been done. Good POV and I like the idea behind the photo. Well done on achieving this end result!
zeca (19762) 2009-03-23 19:26
So here is the famous bridge, Murray. Despite the difficult lights, you did a nice capture. I like the point of view.
jhm (127843) 2009-03-27 4:09
I find you choice very nice, a picture with a lot different subjects.
The bridge is the real eye catcher between the other lovely parts.
Colours are very nice. TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Uhu (8357) 2009-03-30 2:59
Quite a comparison, and here I certainly like older thing more!
Quite imposing bridge, really very big one.
Great photo! Water and sky again.
jaywalker (16091) 2009-03-31 0:44
Hi Murray, An informative shot, I love the bridge & its construction, however I'm not so keen on the hotel, a little too modern for me I think, the photo is nicely composed & shows both structures very well, great detail & light, TFS, kind regards Wilson.
pablominto (53744) 2009-04-02 1:49
A different angle on the bridge, showing the towers in more details!
The point of view works well adding dynamics, fine lines in the composition...
- Copyright: Murray Lines (MLINES) (12516)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-19
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC T100
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-19 16:41