Sunday, 11 November 2007

Aerial Sydney again - this time the south

My previous aerial shots of Sydney have tended to be from the north or west. Yesterday we flew in from the south, then (for those of you who know these things) landed from the western end of the east-west runway - not used as often these days. The approach afforded great views of the Sutherland Shire and St George areas, and the bridges across the Georges River, Como railway bridge (closest), Tom Ugly's and Captain Cook, and all the way across to Cronulla.

I've previously posted quite a few pictures around both Tom Ugly's and Captain Cook bridges, and around the shores of the Georges River. I think it's always fun flying into a city you are very familiar with and recognising large parts of it!

There were two things that were immediately obvious to me as we got lower: southern Sydney still has a prevalence of red rooftops (originally terracotta Marseilles style tiles, now not so much terracotta), and that the jacaranda tree is almost 'naturalised' - look closely or click on the photos to make them larger - and there are vast swathes of beautiful purple blooms.


  1. Wow. Such a large city. Think of all the people down there. How many, do you guess, are sitting on their toilets at the moment you snapped these photos? And where does all of that stuff go? It boggles my mind to think of the "crap" (no pun intended) that is generated each day in this world and where it ends up. Your photograph, as always, is stunning.

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  2. There's something quite special about flying over ones town or city, and seeing it from the air, as it's a perspective we all very rarely see.

  3. I'm so envious of those people who are in a position to take advantages of flight. What an opportunity to get the camera out!

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