11 February 2013

Darling Harbour #1 includes video

More snapshots taken around Darling Harbour on the day of the big duck visit recently. 

now there'd have been a great spot to cool down the feet
 
a floating netball court
 
the tourist train continues back and forth for those who've given up on walking
 
The restaurant strip; a plumbago arbour is the entrance to another eating place
 
Pyrmont bridge for public access only
 


the almost defunct Mono-rail.  According to Transport for N.S.W. the monorail will stop operating on 30th June this year, making way for the new Sydney Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct in Darling Harbour.
 
Best viewed in full screen.  Pyrmont bridge opens to allow the passage of two sail-boats.  The monorail passes over before the first comes into view from the left, and the other enters from the right hand side, before the bridge starts to close again. 
 
 
Popular tourist venues, three in a row, Wild Life Sydney Zoo (not forgetting there is the long-time popular Taronga Park Zoo, other side of the harbour), Madame Tussauds and the Sealife Aquarium

15 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

All looking very familiar. Our children took shoes and socks off to enjoy the water sculpture of your first photo when we visited in 2010.

diane b said...

It sure is a hub of activity. Nice place to stroll around. It will be sad to see the monorail go.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

This post makes me want to buy a big boat. My husband however won't get on them since he can't swim... so guess I'll have to get a boat and then buy someone to drive it for me.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

looks like a gorgeous day. nice shots. ( :

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole, you take us to some very nice places.
The monorail is not here, so nice to see.
Greetings Irma

TexWisGirl said...

the water garden is AWESOME!

the rotating bridge is pretty cool, too.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The whole harbour looks ripe for people watching and some stealth photography of the more interesting individuals. Enjoyed the video. "Please stand back while the gates are opening."

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I love seeing your part of the world through your photos. The floating netball court is interesting. So is the bridge that opens up for the sailboats. There is a lift bridge in Duluth that lets the sailboats and freighters into the harbor from Lake Superior.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

More beautiful images from your side of the world Carole.
Have a beautiful week.
Costas

Horst in Edmonton said...

Wonderful tour, thank you so much for showing us.

Montanagirl said...

Very nice post! Too bad about the monorail - making way for progress.

Dianne said...

I had to laugh at the floating netball court Carole ... too bad if the ball goes out if court!! It's many year since I've been to Sydney and seeing your pics makes me realize what a lovely city it is .... You're fortunate having the rural and the city within a short span.

Jan Castle said...

A dizzy experience for me - LOL...but great video! TFS Carole.
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Linda said...

Hi Carole,

Greetings from Montreal, Canada. What a lovely place! Your photos are great, you have captured things so nicely!

Geke said...

Enjoyed your stroll through the city like always. We have a lot of bridges overhere and during summer we often have to wait so the sailboats can pass through.