|Cam&Lens||D90 (NIKON) & 35.0 mm f/1.8 [35 mm]||Shutter:||1/320 s|
|Create Date:||2012:02:26 13:12:34||Aperture:||f/11.0|
|Location:||37° 55' 10.3" S – 144° 59' 15.2" E||ISO:||200|
|Cam&Lens||D90 (NIKON) & 70.0-300.0 mm f/4.5-5.6 [195 mm]||Shutter:||1/200 s|
|Create Date:||2012:01:26 15:52:10||Aperture:||f/5.3|
|Location:||38° 28' 20" S – 145° 14' 10.6" E||ISO:||200|
Long history here, the first Luna park opened its gate in 1935 at the foot of the bridge!
The Finger Wharf or Woolloomooloo Wharf is a wharf in Woolloomooloo Bay, Sydney, Australia. The structure is one of the largest timbered-piled building in the world and was completed in 1915. During its working life for around 70 years it mainly handled the export of wool, but also acted as a staging point for troop deployment to the World Warsas well as a disembarking point for new migrants arriving in Australia.
Today it has been redeveloped as a fashionable complex housing a hotel, restaurants and residential apartments. (wikipedia)
The bridge is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design.
Under the directions of Dr J.J.C. Bradfield, the bridge was designed and built by British firm Dorman Long and Co Ltd of Middlesbrough (who based the design on their 1928 Tyne Bridge in Newcastle upon Tyne) and opened in 1932. According to the Guinness World Records, it is the world’s widest long-span bridge. It is also the fifth longest spanning-arch bridge in the world, and it is the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres from top to water level.
It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, finally opening in 1973 after a long gestation starting with his competition-winning design in 1957. (wikipedia)
these views are just awesome!