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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 2:42 pm

    We recently drove nearly 800kms to Sydney. These are some pics I took, from our car, of the Sydney harbour Bridge & a few of the parts of Sydney we drove through to get to our destination. Did not take many as I didn't want to distract Bruiser too much while he was driving. Usually, I thought "that would make a good shot" after we had passed it. :laugh:


    The northern pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, which is the end (or the beginning) of the Pacific Highway. From Sydney the Pacific Highway starts as the continuation of the Bradfield Highway at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge which just north of Sydney's CBD.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 2:44 pm

    Heading into the bridge. We are on the outer lane in the middle of the bridge. Traffic also heads south through the lefthand (eastern) pylon. Passing through the righthand (western) pylon is a double commuter rail line, servicing the North Shore, with a cycleway on the outside. A footpath is on the outer eastern edge.

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    The daily morning commute for those heading from the North Shore & northern suburbs into the Sydney CBD & beyond. Today, at this earlier time, the traffic is running smoothly. It can get very congested & minor traffic accidents, or bingles, can cause major delays. There is also a harbour tunnel which takes some of the traffic pressure off the bridge.

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    Continuing south over the bridge. The road on the bridge is called the Bradfield Highway & is one of the shortest highways in Australia. It leads to the Pacific Highway on the north side of the bridge.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 2:55 pm

    This bridge was a massive engineering feat when it was built in the 1920's & early 1930's. It was opened on the 19th March 1932.

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    Emerging through the southern pylons of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 2:59 pm

    Entering the Sydney CBD. The buildings on the left are part of Circular Quay. The others are on the western side of the CBD near Miller's Point.

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    Coming off the bridge. Have no idea what the brick tower is in the centre of the pic. It is something of historic value but I could not find out what it is. The Sydney Tower is on the right. It is the tallest building in Sydney & is also known as Centrepoint Tower. A few decades ago, the Harbour Bridge was the tallest structure in Sydney. :lol3:

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 3:03 pm

    It is unusual for us to see deciduous trees. These are mostly plane trees which are a fairly common street tree in this area. This is the outer southern edge of the CBD & is nearing Ultimo.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 3:04 pm

    Think this is Ultimo. Still heading south. The tall building on the right is one of the campuses of the University of Technology, Sydney.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 3:06 pm

    We are now heading back to the Sydney Harbour Bridge on our way back north after our trip to the southern outskirts of Sydney.

    We are at The Grand Parade, Brighton-Le-Sands on the southern shore of Sydney's second harbour, Botany Bay.

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    This part of Brighton-Le-Sands looks very Gold Coast. Well, almost...... Guess it is all the Norfolk Island pines.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 01 Sep 2012, 3:20 pm

    A small glimpse of the parklands around the Royal Botanic Gardens precinct, in Macquarie Street which is the eastern edge of the Sydney CBD. Macquarie Street runs from Hyde Park in the south to the Sydney Opera House at its north. It is a very old street with parts of it having been built in 1792, just four years after the establishment of the penal colony of Sydney. The finished street was named for Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales - 1810–1821 & was considered, at one time, the best residential address in town. :lol3: The Sydney Hospital, Hyde Park Barracks, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, State Library of NSW, The Mint, NSW Government House & the NSW State Parliament building are all in Macquarie Street, as well as many other historic buildings.

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    Driving down Macquarie Street, towards the Cahill Expressway which leads on to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. In the foreground can be seen two of the three white sails of the Sydney Opera House. These magnificent Canary Island date palms, or phoenix canariensis, were apparently planted in 1912 so they have been standing here for a 100 years. Unfortunately, some were removed, unnecessarily it seems, when the Cahill Expressway was built in the 1950's.

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    A bit of zoom to bring these two Sydney Opera House sails closer.

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    Still travelling down Macquarie Street towards the Harbour Bridge.

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    This is an equestrian statue of King Edward VII, son of Queen Victoria & Elizabeth II's, our current Queen, greatgrandfather. It is located near the entrance of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Macquarie Street. The sculptor was Sir Thomas Brock and the statue was erected in 1921, eleven years after the King's death.

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    A glimpse of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, or The Con, as it is known.

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    Approaching the southern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on the last part of the Cahill Expressway which leads to the bridge.


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