Bridge over Rocky Mountaineer railway.
Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Auckland Harbour Bridge,
…and by night.
The remnants of Misery Creek Bridge.
Was in one piece until
the background tree fell on it.
A new bridge in Botswana’s
One of my all time favourite bridges
from my school days.
The Bridge of Sighs.
Melbourne’s West Gate Bridge.
West Gate again.
Beginning in Sydney with…
the Harbour Bridge, and…
…the Sydney Opera House.
Visitors to Federation Square are also welcomed to
the Home of Australian Art, The National Gallery of Victoria.
At the time of its construction it caused quite a bit of controversy.
Now Apple wants to build a store on Federation Square
behind (I think) thee National Gallery.
This is not receiving public support
due to the original design of the store
and the fact that it is at Federation Square.
Prior to Melbourne hosting the 2006 March
Commonwealth Games, Spencer Street Station,
our first rail port of call when visiting Melbourne,
was renovated and had its name changed to
‘Southern Cross Station‘.
I didn’t like the changes at the time.
Now however, totally different.
We can travel to Southern Cross Station,
have a light meal and shop all
under the Southern Cross roof.
Now camera gear is the only thing which will take me
a few blocks in to the Central Business District.
Decided to focus on Sydney this week.
Two images of…
…the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
…two images of the Sydney Opera House…
…taken from the Bridge.
Probably safe to say that water is the only
non man-made item in these shots.
Always thought padlocks were secure,
until I had to cut one with a hacksaw.
Took all of fifteen seconds to cut through.
A lone love lock on Sydney Harbour Bridge.
but these are on…
on the Makartsteg bridge over
the Salzach River, in Salzburg.
My contribution for this week’s challenge…
To me a leaf looks green and leafy…until
I stumbled across one which I had
converted to a negative.
With the original (photo) and sunlight behind it
we can see a whole system of veins
which transport water, food, energy
through the leaf and on to the rest of the plant.
Sydney’s ‘coat hanger’ does not all that impressive
from this perspective.
In fact not as big as the boat?
However as we commenced our walk across the bridge
it took on a whole new dimension.
Six or eight lanes of motor vehicles and
one or two train lines were woven
into the structure of the bridge.
All this held together by many rivets and tons of steels.
About 12 – 15 years ago our beloved Spencer Street Station
was re-modeled and given a makeover
prior to the 2006 Commonwealth Games.
All I saw was a ‘wavy roof’ which looked nothing like
the old Spencer street Station…AND
it was renamed Southern Cross Station.
How dare they!
to look up, and notice…
the many tons of steel which hold up the ‘wavy roof’.
Now I have grown accustomed to her face.
My contribution for this week’s
Stairs, Steps, Ladders
Getting into a water taxi would be much easier
than this flight of steps leading up to
Sydney Harbour Bridge.
And just to be clear, these steps only took us to road level.
Note the smooth section in the centre.
A Sydneysider would be able to tell me
if it was included specifically to make it easier
to push one’s bicycle up.
Wonder does anyone ride down the stairs?
Tis part of Old Sydney almost looks like
it could be an Occupational Health and Safety issue.
The exit from Southern Cross Railway Station
And the reverse view.
There is an escalator to the right, just out of shot
for those with dicky knees…like me.
Still in Southern Cross Station…
my heart breaks if my train pulls up near these stairs,
or if the escalator is not working.