Sydney August 2013 – 2015 (7 photos)
The Sydney Harbour Bridge was completed in 1932 to bring together the northern and southern parts of the city separated by the imposing intervening boundary known as Sydney Harbour. As you can see, the bridge is seemingly a complex of barriers and boundaries protecting pedestrians from approaching traffic, and from falling off over into the harbour below.
All these barriers and boundaries are actually a hindrance to decent photography from the walkway of the bridge for most photographers.
Of course, this is easily overcome by most people.
Other people are a bit more creative.
Going higher presents an even better view, as long as you don’t mind the stairwell climb to the top of the Southern Pylon. There’s no elevator.
For a more uncluttered view, the climb up the arches shouldn’t be ignored. Sadly, you may not take your camera up with you, nor for that matter, anything that may fall off and hurtle below like a missile. Anything that you take up from your Bridgeclimb hat to your glasses and even the supplied handkerchief must be tethered to the jumpsuit they make you wear.
After all, what goes up must come down.
Of course, the sky’s the limit when thinking about going higher for a better view like this man might be thinking. But I said him, “You could learn to fly, but you don’t have wings. And coming down, is the hardest thing.”
For those not on Instagram, I’ve now also installed the Instagram widget in my drop down menu at the top of the page so you can see the latest image. I’m planning to post at least 2 photos a week currently. I don’t know how long that rate will last for, but it seems manageable for the moment. 🙂