Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sydney's Icons

While planning our trip to Australia, I had much anticipation of photographing Sydney's two great iconic landscapes...the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge.  I wanted my photos to be special to me and not like every postcard on the racks throughout the country.
The top photo was taken on a very rainy night - November 23, 2011.
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This image was taken the next afternoon.  
It was still very rainy with a dark sky.

 Jerry and I walked across the Harbor Bridge a few days later.
We lingered on the bridge for quite a while watching the boats and activity beneath us.

Under the Sydney Harbor Bridge on the North Shore at Milson's Point.
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SkyWatch Friday
Scenic Sunday
Blue Monday


SquirrelQueen said...

All of your photos are great but I especially like the last one of the bridge, the perspective is stunning. Your views of the Sydney Opera House are unlike so many others I have seen. I really like it with the bridge in the background.

Thanks for your comment on my little AK ornament. It was a gift from a friend and hung on my tree in Anchorage for several years. Surprisingly it is still in one piece.

Spiderdama said...

Oh, I think your shots are very special. Wonderful building so shoot on and you did a good job.
Think my favorite is no 1.

Hope you have a blessed Christmas:-)

Sylvia K said...

You did indeed get some awesome captures, Carolyn! I love all of them! Always wanted to visit Australia! I look forward to more of your pics!! Wishing you and yours a very Happy, Merry Christmas!


EG Wow said...

Lucky you to have been to Sidney!

Island Rambles Blog said...

what a great memory of your trip these photos will be for you...Happy Sky Watch and Merry Christmas

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I think you succeeded in getting unique images of the bridge and opera house. The first photo of the opera house is very dramatic.

I really love the last pic of the bridge.

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.

Indrani said...

Very well taken, great sights.

James said...

Great shots! I doubt I'll ever make to that part of the world again but I love seeing pictures.

Francisca said...

You accomplished your mission, Carolyn. These are unique shots of the two icons. My favorite is the top one of the rough and powerful sea with the Opera House in the distance. The dark weather just adds to the moodiness of the photos.

Jim said...

Truly are icons.