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My first large post, fingers crossed I've got it right.
This is a not often photographed view of Sydney, no icons like the Harbour Bridge or the Opera House are visible from here. In the foreground is Darling harbour, once a working port but now a mecca for restaurants and bars. Darling Harbour is intended to be one of Sydney's "buzz" places, although some visitors find it lacking in character (and greenery). A former dockside area, the small harbour has been transformed into a major tourist site and leading convention and exhibition centre. A monorail service runs from the Central Business District to Darling Harbour and skirts the harbour, making stops at points around the harbour. Until now, Darling Harbour has been a place that has appealed more to little folk, due to the number of children's attractions, but the advent of the Cockle Wharf restaurant, bar and cafe complex has added a new dimension to Darling Harbour.
In the bottom left is the Sydney Maritime Museum and in the middle the large white building on the water is the Sydney Aquarium.
Running up from the bottom of frame is the Pyrmont bridge opened on 28 June 1902, a swing bridge, that would allow the wool ships to enter this small working space.
When I was a child (fifty something years ago) every Sunday my Dad would gather us up into the family car and off we’d go across this bridge to visit uncle Norman and aunty Thelma who lived in Glebe. What an outing that was, aunty Thelma always had the best sweeties. I can still taste them as if it was yesterday.
The sun had already set when this was shot, the glow from the Western sky was lighting the faces of the buildings and the blue night sky was closing in from the east.

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