Lavender Bay was named after George Lavender, the bosun from the prison hulk "Phoenix" which was moored there for many years in the early 1800's. The bay was sometimes called Phoenix Bay or Hulk Bay. You can read an article on the history of this area here. To view this scene as a large panorama, please click here.
EXIF DATA Canon 1D Mk II. EF 50mm f/1.4 1/500s f/11 ISO 200.
Three views of the QE2, one of the world's great ocean liners, departing for a 2 month world cruise that will take in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean before arriving in Southampton (UK) on April 23rd. For a larger view please click here.
To view a large panorama of the departure, please click here.
The QE2, one of the world's great ocean liners, prepares for a 2 month world cruise that will take in Asia, the Middle East and the Mediterranean before arriving in Southampton on April 23rd. It will depart Sydney tomorrow. To view this scene as a large panorama, please click here.
EXIF DATA Canon 1D Mk II. EF 50mm f/1.4 0.5s f/8 ISO 200.
Blues Point was originally known as Murdering Point and often called Gibraltar after a large rock on the point. It was later renamed after William Blue a convict who became Sydney's first ferry operator rowing people from the North Shore to Sydney. He was granted 80 acres of land here in 1815.
This image is part of a large panorama. It's a large file (450kb). To view it please click here.
EXIF DATA Canon 1D Mk II. EF 50mm f/1.4 4s f/8 ISO 400.
The Crimson Rosella is a common bird in Sydney's suburban gardens. The name Rosella comes from early settlers who regularly saw these parrots near the Sydney suburb of Rose Hill and called the birds "Rose Hillers" which finally became Rosellas.
Gloucester Street, The Rocks, Thursday February 2nd 2006.
Low cloud cover over Sydney with high temperatures resulted in a very humid day with the relative humidity reaching 90%. Impossible to stay dry in these conditions. Humid days are a normal feature in February's weather pattern, but they are days I could do without.
Elizabeth Street Footbridge / Aqueduct, Parramatta, Wednesday February 1st 2006.
Built in 2003 to replace an existing aqueduct and bridge over the Parramatta River it won a design award for the way it was developed as a major piece of public artwork. Twenty four full size aluminium cast oars have been positioned on each side of the bridge reflecting the tradition of team rowing on the river.