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1 Point Piper
2 Double Bay
3 Sydney Tower, 360 m
4 Clark Island
5 Garden Island
6 Opera House
7 Bennelong Point
8 Sydney Harbour Bridge
9 Kirribilli
10 Cremorne Point
11 Ashton Park + Taronga Zoo


Location: Sydney Harbour      by: Pedrotti Alberto
Area: Australia      Date: 05-06-2011
Captain Cook touched the Australian shore for the first time (19-04-1770) some 15 km south of the Sydney that we know, in a place which was called Botany Bay, because its wilderness roused the enthusiasm of the botanic Joseph Banks who was on board of HMS Endeavour.
When 18 years later Captain Arthur Phillip, following Cook's instructions, docked at the same spot, he found the place rather inhospitable and researched the surroundings for something better, finding what he asserted to be the most incredible harbour of the world. This was the place where Sydney was to be built. One of the Aboriginals who dealt with the newcomers bore the name of Woollarawarre Bennelong; his small hut was located on the promontory which is now occupied by the Sydney Opera House, and is called after him Bennelong's Point.
In this section of the Sydney Harbour boat trip I shot two panoramas, one with seamless colours but no sails on the sea, and the present one with heavy vignetting but with many colourful sails. I chose for the latter arrangement.
Six pictures, zoom 16-85 at 85mm, ISO 100, 1/800 sec, f/5.6
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Fantastic Alberto... I was there several years ago and saw the Volvo Ocean Race boats... Very nice Pano and very nice memories. Greetings, Udo
2011/06/29 15:03, Udo Schmidt
Alberto is everywhere ;)
2011/06/29 18:20, Jens Vischer
bellissima, mi piace molto!
saluti Patrick
2011/06/29 21:06, Patrick Runggaldier
2011/06/29 21:46, Michael Strasser

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