Sunday, April 11, 2004 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75 | 76-100 | 101-104
A day at the zoo and a night on the bridge.

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The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel claims to be the oldest continually-licensed brewery in Australia, altough it is disputed. The Palisade Hotel is also quite distinctive and in a prime location. A vintage built-in Australia Post drop box in the Miller's Point Post Office. Passing by our friend, the Sydney Observatory. And across the street (right next to the Argyle Cut), is
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steps both up to the Sydney Harbour Bridge surface and down to pass under it. And for once, we emerge onto the bridge itself! A glance to the right reveals a famous neighbor. And back over my right sholder is the CBD skyscrapers and, even closer, the odd, cinder-block-like residential complex. (I admit defeat--can anyone identify this distinctive structure?) Philip also appreciates the views.
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Keen eyes will spot the Circular Quay piers as well as the tents for tonight's Market in The Rocks. A catamaran enters Sydney Cove. The restricted pylon. Philip is caged away from the decent Sydneysiders.... Bridge Climbers are nicely silhouetted.
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And a portrait shot gives you a sense of the height over the street-level; keep in mind that there's also water below us. And we finally achieve the Pylon Lookout. And Philip finally notices me. It's like I can read Philip's increasing concern over tonight's climb. A returning group.
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The stairs are fun becuase they keep changing pace and angle as you progress up the arch. They've still got a long way to go. Outside of the gift shop at (near) the top of the Pylon, there are nice, unobstructed views that aren't clogged with gawkers like the top is. And with a good zoom, you get a different angle of the Observatory and its gazebo. Staff takes a breather.