Sydney. A big, bustling city. Recognisable instantly through its harbour bridge and opera house. But there is more to Sydney than those two landmarks. These pics show a different side to Sydney. The bold and the beautiful, but also a glimpse at the dark and the sorrowful.
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‘…Australia is an amazing diverse country too beautiful not to share with the world! … ‘
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Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia. The Q1 building on the Gold Coast is the tallest. It is also the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. Auckland’s Sky Tower is taller, though Sydney Tower Eye’s main observation deck is almost 50 metres higher than Auckland Sky Tower’s observation deck. The Tower’s plans were unveiled in 1968 and construction of the tower itself was begun in 1975. It was opened to the public in 1981.
More info on the Sydney tower from Wikipedia
This was the gift of JF Archibald, who was the editor of The Bulletin, and was inaugurated in 1932, thirteen years after he died. It was designed by the French sculptor François-Léon Sicard, and features the Greek figure of Apollo with a fountain. An interesting and different take in this monochrome image.
Further info on the Archibald Fountain can be found at Dictionary of Sydney
When visiting Sydney a few years ago, I noticed that at the end of footbridges on the Domain there were recesses in the wall of the bridge which had a supply of blankets and quilts wrapped in plastic. In Sydney, even if you are homeless, at least you can be warm! I thought that it was a thoughtful touch on the part of whoever was responsible for organising and maintaining that.
Built in Leith, Scotland for the Port Jackson and Manly Steamship Company, the South Steyne was launched on April 1st, 1938 and on July 7th 1938, it steamed the 22,000 kilometres to Australia arriving on September 19th the same year.
It is the most famous of the Manly ferries. It crossed between Circular Quay and Manly over 100,000 times over its 36 years, carrying well in excess of 92 million passengers.
Info sourced from South Steyne
St Philip’s is the oldest Parish in Australia, together with the Parish of Parramatta. In January 1788 eleven ships carrying around 1400 people, including 786 convicts, arrived from England on the east coast of Australia to establish a penal colony. The Chaplain of the First Fleet was the Rev Richard Johnson and he conducted the first Christian service in Australia on 3 February 1788.
The wattle and daub church built by Johnson in 1793 was burnt down in 1798. A new stone church, named St Philip’s, was opened in 1810, and this was replaced by the current building in 1856.
More info on St Philip’s
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