Saturday, 17 October 2015

Darling Harbour at Night

Recently I was in the city for a book event that took me to the Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour.
I love the city and the harbour at night time.
It glistens and buzzes and sparkles everywhere you look.

The Maritime Museum currently has a Shackleton exhibition.
In the foyer, a suspended replica of Shackleton's lifeboat, the James Caird dominates the space.

"Cockle Bay was once a working harbour district where some of Sydney's poorest lived in hovels surrounded by shipyards, cargo wharves and quarries. 
In anticipation of the 1988 Bicentenary, a huge redevelopment project was launched to reclaim this 54-ha (133-acre) site, and the area was revitalised through the wonderful Aquarium, the Maritime and Powerhouse Museums, and the Cockle bay and King St Wharf developments. Combined with a visit to Chinatown, Darling Harbour makes for a lively and entertaining excursion.
(DK Eyewitness Travel, Top 10 Sydney)

"Pyrmont Bridge opened in 1902, this 369-m (1210-ft) bridge, with a quaint copper-roofed control cabin, is the oldest electrically-operated swingspan bridge in the world. It swings open to allow vessels up to 14m (46ft) tall to enter of depart Cockle Bay."

Double click on the panorama's below to see them in all their glory!

Cockle Bay

This post is part of Saturday Snapshot


  1. I must admit to being sceptical about Darling Harbour before it opened, and sure it can be touristy- but it does offer something for everyone really. And it all looks so pretty at night.

    1. I know what you mean. My family came down for the official opening with the Queen and I was so unimpressed I didn't return to the area for years and years. I think it was a huge book expo in the (old) convention centre that drew me back :-)

  2. Not being close to big bodies of water, I love harbors and beaches and such at night! Spectacular!

  3. What a pretty sight!

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  4. It is a dream of mine to live near the water....and although we're only a couple of hours away, wouldn't it be great to wake up to it? Thanks for sharing...and enjoy. Here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

  5. Interesting place this is. Thanks for sharing. I too have just come back from a trip, to New England in the U.S. and visited the coastal towns in Maine too. Quite an experience.

  6. Excellent night shots! A different mood in these.

  7. Just double clicked on the night shots, and think they are fab.


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