Wednesday, 22 November 2006
Circular Quay and The Rocks
In the background, Circular Quay, from whose docks (with the low, green roofs) ferries leave for points all around Sydney Harbour. The long, modern building in the middle left is the Overseas Passenger Terminal, where huge cruise ships berth (Nathalie posted one recently). The building in the centre was a warehouse of the Australasian Steam Navigation company (previous post). Behind it, the yellowy building was once the headquarters of the Water Board, but is now the acclaimed Museum of Contemporary Art. Finally, the line of warehouses in the foreground right are now (expensive) restaurants, very popular with tourists and their Sydney hosts. This is the oldest part of Sydney, known as "The Rocks".