Photographer's Note

Lately, the photos from towers are trendy on TE - Craig, Krzysztof, Philippe (papagolf) and Luciano posted panoramas lately, so I am inspired again and here is the view of Sydney. Besides Opera and Harbour Bridge, the best thing of Sydney is its setting. It is maybe the most wonderful in the world. Sydney lies on both sides of a wide waterway, kind of fjord. The coastal regions feature many bays, rivers, inlets and beaches including the famous Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Within the city are many notable parks, including Hyde Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. One can admire marvelous view of all this from the Sydney Tower. I am quite astonished that there are NO photos of Sydney panorama on TE. Here you can see the view towards Manly. There are many ferries that join the both sides of the bay. The green are it is Royal Botanic garden. On the small promontory there is Mrs. Macquarie Chair, the place with wonderful view of Opera and Coathanger. The long white building, near the red ship, is the Finger Wharf, the longest timbered-piled wharf in the world. It lies on - attention - Woolloomooloo Bay (eight o's in the name).

In 1770, British sea captain Lieutenant James Cook landed at Botany Bay on the Kurnell Peninsula. It is here that Cook made first contact with an Aboriginal community known as the Gweagal. Under instruction from the British government, a convict settlement was founded by Arthur Phillip, who arrived at Botany Bay with a fleet of 11 ships on 18 January 1788. This site was soon determined to be unsuitable for habitation, owing to poor soil and a lack of reliable fresh water. Phillip subsequently founded the colony one inlet further north along the coast, at Sydney Cove on Port Jackson on 26 January 1788. The official proclamation of the founding and naming of Sydney took place nearly two weeks later on 7 February 1788. The original name was intended to be Albion, but Phillip named the settlement after the British Home Secretary, Thomas Townshend, Lord Sydney, in recognition of Sydney's role in issuing the charter authorising Phillip to establish the colony.
Sydney Tower is Sydney's tallest free-standing structure, and the second tallest in Australia. Sydney Tower Eye's main observation deck is almost 50 m higher than that of Auckland's Sky Tower. The name Sydney Tower has become common in daily usage, however the tower is also known as the Sydney Tower Eye, AMP Tower, Westfield Centrepoint Tower, Centrepoint Tower or just Centrepoint. The Sydney Tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
In WS I will post more vertiginous view.

For photographers of panoramas :)

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