13 April 2012

Circular Quay, to Manly, N.S.W., Part One

Yesterday's day-trip I ventured down to the city, Central Station, by train (two hours), then onto the City Circle train from there, to Circular Quay station.
Looking back to Circular Quay railway station and beyond once aboard the ferry, destination Manly, twenty minutes or so away.
 

Museum of Contemporary Art, the original ochre-coloured building to the left, and alongside it is the new (contemporary) version, only recently opened


Sailors Home (1864), for visiting sailors through till 1980, according to Sydney on the Web, and  now housing Sailor's Thai Restaurant.  It overlooks the start of the Overseas Passenger Terminal for cruise ships.


Overseas Passenger Terminal

Dawes Point.  Can you see the figurenes to the right of the pilon, at the start of the bridge?

right up near the middle now ...to the left of the flags

the close up/crop; would you like to do it?  Here's your options available on Bridge Climb/Sydney

One of the Rivercats

Admiralty House  1845-1846 at the top, residence for our current Governor General, Ms Quentin Bryce.  The lower construction is the Marine Barracks.

Fort Denison, originally a convict settlement, later became a fort.  It is open to the public, with restaurant and picnic areas.

When I visited the harbour for Australia Day, the guns were firing at midday.


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22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

some great skies to offset cool, historical buildings. sailor's home - very cool. the old prison/fort is neat, too. and that bridge is beautiful.

Dianne said...

I love your shots Carole with the harbour bridge in the background ..... One of my daughters has climbed the bridge and said it was a magical experience.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Carole, I always like seeing buildings and skylines from the water. Love the old fort.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Looks like a very beautiful city to visit.

Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

A fine tour of some interesting sights. Looking forward to pictures from the top of the bridge tomorrow!!!!

heyBJK said...

These are beautiful, Carole! Fantastic skylines with the clouds! Love that bridge, especially the nice arch.

EarthAppleJane said...

Hi Carole, I saw your comment on John the Stargoose's blog and was surprised to see you hail from Aus too! I love your photos and look forward to seeing more. Jane

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photos for SWF,Carole!Thank you for sharing and have a nice weekend!

schöngeist for two said...

wundervolle Fotos bin hell begeistert!
Schönes Wochenende wünsche ich dir!
Lieben Gruss Elke

Linda said...

What a fascinating view you have given us of the city! I loved the cropping on the bridge shot so we could see what was on top!

Gary said...

What a wonderful tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Joop Zand said...

Great shots Carole...... i like also the compositions very much.

warm greetings from Holland, Joop

ShySongbird said...

Hi Carole, thank you so much for visiting my blog recently :-)

You have some wonderful cityscape photos here, all very atmospheric. Of course being a country girl at heart and lover of the natural world I most particularly enjoyed your more rural and wildlife posts especially seeing the birds which are so different from the ones we have here. The photos of the cockatoo were wonderful! It must be amazing to see those regularly. I loved the videos of the birds in your birdbath too.

chubskulit said...

Delightful composition! Have a great weekend.

Sunrise, please come and see when you get a chance.

mary said...

Beautiful cityscape. Love the composition.

Mary,MI

Joe Todd said...

Love the water and the sies

Jan said...

Wonderful to be reminded of Sydney highlights, now that we have moved to the country. Yes, the Bridge climb was a great experience.

Andrew said...

Lovely images Carole.. I really must make the effort to visit one day.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

A fascinating part of your city -- and with the water and bridges and history, definitely our kind of place! Thanks for sharing --

Powell River Books said...

The climb is definitely not for me. I'll take a ride on the yacht underneath instead. - Margy

momto8 said...

how interesting the convict settlement is now selling lunch!