Sunday, August 8, 2010

Foggy Sydney Harbour


The other morning a fog rolled into the harbour, the ferries still ran - they have better radar now and also forward looking infrared (FLIR) cameras.

9 comments:

  1. Very spooky and atmospheric!

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  2. I love seeing our city like this ... should we get another foggy morning, I want to rush into the city and catch a ferry ... fat chance, I hear you say!!

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  3. What a gorgeous shot. Truly beautiful!

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  4. Looks very European, unlike our sparkling blue city ... come to think of it why is it the Emerald city I never think of sparkling green when I think of Sydney,

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  5. Amazing shot. Looks like a European city.

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  6. Joan, you are the first person to ask.

    In 1987, David Williamson (Australian author) wrote a play about Sydney called Emerald City. The term 'Emerald City of Oz' comes originally from the Wizard of Oz, and in Williamson's play one of the characters describes Sydney as the 'Emerald City of Oz', a place where people go to expecting their dreams to be fulfilled, but end up with superficial substitutes and broken dreams.

    Since then Sydney's unofficial nickname has been 'the Emerald City'. And the 2006 New Year celebrations, which also celebrated the Diamond Anniversary of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, were called 'A Diamond Night in the Emerald City'
    Yahoo answers

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  7. I knew the expression before Peter, but never the relationship to WoO. Knew the Williamson connection but not the superficial substitutes bit. I like that. Thank you for this answer.

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  8. Very attractive and atmospheric.

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