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Iconic Sydney


My nephew, who lives in Sydney, Australia, says their Opera House is one of the world's most recognizable icons!  
It was made a UNESCO World Heritage site a year ago.
The Harbour Bridge that frames it is, in at least Sydney, a close second.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


Iconic Sydney


My nephew, who lives in Sydney, Australia, says their Opera House is one of the world's most recognizable icons!  
It was made a UNESCO World Heritage site a year ago.
The Harbour Bridge that frames it is, in at least Sydney, a close second.


[Today I'm in Amsterdam.]


comments (33)

  • johnnyg
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2008, 00:30
That's an angle I haven't seen yet thanks ! smile Did you have fun down there ?
Ginnie Hart: We LOVED it Down Under, Johnny. A trip of a lifetime! smile
A great new perspective on a familiar sight, Ginnie. It truly is an iconic building.
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. Thanks, Red Pen.
  • ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 May 2008, 03:19
This is a brilliant, refreshing view of a much-photographed building, Ginnie.

Also, I see you have caught the tail-end of a group of brave folks doing the aerial tour of the bridge...well done, for you to fit in that detail.
Ginnie Hart: You have a very good eye, Ray, to have seen those people up there! Good for you. And thanks for your kind words.
  • Astrid
  • out of my bed early............
  • 8 May 2008, 04:46
You did this grand building proud, the composition is unique, the lines in this picture all match, that bridge makes it that the eye goes to the Opera House.
The dark sky makes it 'lighten up'even more.
A likey to me.
Ginnie Hart: You're my Fan Club, Astrid! Ontzettend bedankt. It was one of those places where it was hard to keep my eyes off of her! (And my camera!) smile
  • Helen
  • Albuquerque, NM USA
  • 8 May 2008, 05:07
I like the POV and how you framed it with the bridge.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Helen.
Very nice to see this mythical place from a different angle. Fine shot Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: In a week's time, Richard, I think I was able to see this Great Dame from every angle she has. smile Thank you.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 May 2008, 07:29
A well composed photo- a new, very sharp view of the best-known building, an exciting archtitecture indeed! I like the contrast of white and black, too!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Philine. I feel so privileged to have seen this famous place up close and personal.
I have seen a great many shots of this famous opera house, I am glad you combined it ith (part of) the bridge. That makes it more specil and in perspective.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your kind words, Wim. It was a delight to behold, every which way!
  • Tracy
  • Sunny Staffordshire
  • 8 May 2008, 07:40
Ginnie you got them both in one shottongue The angle and framing is great leading you to focus on the opera house.
Could those structures in the background be some form of cranes?
Have a great day mijn vriends and enjoy the sunsmilesmile
Ginnie Hart: We had a great day today, mijn vriend, and thought of you. And YES, those are cranes. OF COURSE! grin
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 May 2008, 07:56
Looks like a bunch of humping clams - you sure it is a world heritage site? grin Nah, just kidding.

Great picture
Ginnie Hart: LOL, Louis. Between you and Viktor, I think the hormones must be raging. grin
  • anniedog
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 May 2008, 07:59
This is a much photographed icon, but you made your picture stand out by framing it this way. It does look splendid.
iNGRID
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Ingrid! Thank you.
j'aimerai beaucoup voir ce bâtiment en vrai. j'en rêve en fait
Ginnie Hart: I hope you wish will come true some day, O-P!
  • navin
  • India
  • 8 May 2008, 09:12
This is indeed one hell of a building. Do you know the man who designed this thing never saw it built. There is a Bahai's temple in new delhi that is equally striking and somewhat similar to this. You can check it out on my site by searching for lotus temple. I
Ginnie Hart: We heard about that from my nephew, Navin. Wow. What a story. I'll have to check out your Bahai temple!
  • Ann
  • Suc sur Erdre - France
  • 8 May 2008, 09:27
Beautiful one !!! It is a place I dream going to ... Well done !!!
Ginnie Hart: I hope your dream will come true some day, Ann!
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 8 May 2008, 11:28
Oh, I love to see the opera there, maybe in two years when we plan to go there
Ginnie Hart: We never went inside, Chantal, but it sure was fun to at least see the outside from every possible angle!
  • Ruth
  • Michigan - United States
  • 8 May 2008, 11:38
Are you working for the Tourism ministry yet? Nelson, Jim and I were together last night, and Nelson said, "Ginnie was quite taken with Sydney!" Well . . . yeah! The atmosphere must be amazing.
Ginnie Hart: Awwwww. I think that could be a dream job, Ruth, working with a tourism agency. Nelson is right: we were both really taken by Sydney. You would be charmed!
Did you climb up the Harbour Bridge Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: No, Scarlet. Donica is afraid of heights but I decided not to go when I found out they don't allow cameras. For the money, we did a harbor cruise AND went to the top of the Sydney Tower nearby, which surely was almost as good.
  • Saeed
  • Iran
  • 8 May 2008, 12:41
Very nice shot
I like the composition & framing smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Saeed!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 May 2008, 12:44
Great Framing the weather looks bad Just as well you came to sunny Queensland lol
Ginnie Hart: We had rain every day in Sydney, Vintage, so, YES, it was a real switch to drive into sunshine after we left for Brisbane!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 8 May 2008, 13:20
What a great new perspective of a building that has been photographed from every angle imaginable.
Truly is an amazing structure..isn't it?
Love your point of view!
Ginnie Hart: You are such a sweetheart, Marcie. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. How does one leave a comment on YOUR site?
  • chad
  • In front of a computer
  • 8 May 2008, 13:46
It is a truly wonderful building that seems to improve with age, unlike myself.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling there were be someone who disagrees with your assessment of yourself, Chad!!
I guess it has to be one of the great buildings of the 20th century. Nice view from under the bridge Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: You are right, Bill---one of the all-time greatest structures ever. Thanks.
  • martie
  • Okinawa, soon to be US
  • 8 May 2008, 14:21
Great photo - I love your point of view on it!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Martie. Thank you.
I feel like I'm there with you in this photo. Makes me feel like I've taken the boat ride too in order to take this photo. Beautiful shot!
Ginnie Hart: I'm glad I was able to give you that feeling, Jen! Thanks.
  • DrAW!
  • 8 May 2008, 16:26
great pov
i bet you love bridges as much as cranes eh?
Ginnie Hart: You may be right, DrAW! smile
Your nephew is right and I recognized it right away. Great shot, like how you framed the Opera House with the bridge. Beautifully composed image.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, John! Thank you.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 8 May 2008, 19:22
It's one of the places I hunted for on Flash Earth smile
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. And does that mean you found it, Ellie? I'll have to check it out. smile
I like your take on the Sydney Opera house Ginnie. Well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Nice shot of two well known landmarks Ginnie. My next door neighbours done the walk over the top of the bridge back in March, and they are in their mid-sixties., well done to them.
Ginnie Hart: I'm their age, Brian, and would have loved to have done the climb! Donica is afraid of heights and when I found out they didn't allow cameras, I opted for the harbour cruise and the Sydney Tower. smile
Double bubble Ginnie, two landmarks for the price of one smile
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chris. I felt so lucky. smile Thanks.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 8 May 2008, 22:51
Extraordinary capture, Ginnie. I love this.
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Sherri. Thank you.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 10 May 2008, 13:06
I like the mood, well done.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • cako
  • Germany
  • 15 Jun 2008, 22:50
Two impressive building in one photo. The opera and the harbour bridge. Wow !
Ginnie Hart: It was breath-taking for me to see it, Carsten, as you can imagine. Thank you for back-tracking.

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