Tuesday, 28 July 2009

Approaching the bridge

I just snapped this off as we headed towards the Harbour Bridge after visiting my in-laws. You can see the Opera House sails to the left. Just proves that not ALL shots of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House are scenic and picturesque, and for all they are internationally known iconic images of Sydney, they're also just part of the fabric of the everyday life of a sprawling city of 4.4 million people.

Did you know that 2% of Sydney-siders are Aboriginal, and 32% were born overseas? According to the 2006 census, United Kingdom, China and New Zealand are the countries of origin of most immigrants, followed by Vietnam, Lebanon, India, Italy and the Philippines.Most Sydneysiders are native speakers of English; many have a second language, the most common being Arabic (predominately Lebanese), Chinese languages (mostly Mandarin, Shanghainese or Cantonese), and Italian. Sydney has the seventh largest percentage of a foreign born population in the world,ahead of cities such as London and Paris but lower than Toronto and Miami.

1 comment:

  1. Hah ... coming down the Warringah Expressway. This view of the bridge always brings a smile to my face - so quaint to see it hiding.