the arch of the Harbour Bridge has a span of 503 meters. The locals call the bridge 'the Coathanger'
the skyline high-rises dwarf the Opera House
all that glitters is not gold
a centuries late arrival at Fort Denison
part of the skyline with the 309 meters high Sydney Tower a bit lost in the background.
a barge is bringing in fresh sand
this is the world famous Sydney Opera house
these people are on a guided tour, 134 meters up on the Harbour Bridge
in the upscale housing area you gotta have a boat
Sydney is a global city and Australia's only real economic powerhouse. Although the official capital is Canberra, the country
is mostly governed from Sydney.
had made a living here for 50.000 years, before the British First Fleet
in 1788 and established a penal colony at Botany Bay
. The transports finally ended in the 1840's, after having dumped some 150.000
convicts on Australian shores.
landmark is the Sydney Opera House
. This distinct building has been Sydney's hallmark ever since its completion in 1973.
Sydney in July 199 and did a relaxed harbour cruise.
the Harbour Cruise starts right here at Circular Quay
near the famous Sydney Harbor Bridge
a view over East Circular Quai
time for a close-up inspection of the Opera House
the pylons of the Harbour Bridge at Dawes Point
Houston, we have a problem, the tiles are breaking