Sunday, 4 March 2012

Botanic Gardens, Tarpeian Way

This view of Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House is from the Royal Botanic Gardens, beside Tarpeian Way. The Tarpeian Way is the pathway that runs along the northern edge of the steep cliff known as the Tarpeian Wall, at the edge of the Botanic Gardens. When the rock at Bennelong Point was cut away to build the road that now leads to the Opera House, the wall and the path were named after the Tarpeian Rock which overlooks the Roman Forum.

40 comments:

  1. fantastic shot.. gee I miss that blue sky..

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  2. Love this scene Jim, makes me want to be there...mind you that could be something to do with missing Dave too!!

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  3. that's a view of the opera house us Americans don't see too often, we usually see it across the water
    this is a wonderful scene

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  4. Just found your site. Love the photos. Never been to Aus but putting that right as have booked a trip in Oct - Sydney first stop. Keep the photos coming

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  5. A trifecta; three icons in one fab photo - the bridge, the opera house with a gum tree taboot.

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  6. Wonderful sunny day illuminating the beauty of these legendary icons! Beautiful!

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  7. Perfect spot to sit in the shade and browse that beautiful view!

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  8. Fabulous composition Jim. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Happy weekend!

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  9. a lovely scenic view....all the icons plus a great shadow...

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  10. What a gorgeous shot, postcard material, love the shadows, and that blue sky, stunning.

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  11. What a beautiful shot! I've seen photos of the opera house before, but never from this angle, I don't think.

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  12. Mark, the Tarpeian Way is the pathway that runs along the edge of the steep cliff at the edge of the Botanic Gardens. It was named after the Tarpeian Rock overlooking the Roman Forum, when the rock at Bennelong Point was cut away to build the road that leads to the Opera House. I'll add this to the post.

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  13. Awesome shot for the day, Jim! It is different from the view we see mostly in the states. I think I actually like this one better. Superb composition! Hope your weekend is going well!

    Sylvia

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  14. The Opera House and the Harbour Bridge - this is what this US (Connecticut) resident knows as icons of the confederation. The graceful shape as the building, the massive and tall steel span. Both are wonderful shapes of different eras, and both iconic...

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  15. Gorgeous shot Jim. Thanks a lot for your beautiful contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday!

    Shadow Behind
    Rose

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  16. Quality shots Jim. I feel I can visit Down under with your shots!

    Thanks,

    John

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  17. Wow, Love the photo. Very nice composition.

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  18. first time, I see the Opera House from this angle.

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  19. Thanks Jim, I thought there was some kind of Roman connection.

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  20. Jim you have done a spectacular job of photographing this scene. Makes me wish I were there.

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  21. A very beautiful photo!
    Great composition!
    Have a blessed Shadow Shot Sunday!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  22. A lovely view of the bridge and Opera House. Great shot! Happy Sunday!

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  23. A lovely view of the bridge and Opera House. Great shot! Happy Sunday!

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  24. What a great view of a familiar site. Excellent composition.

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  25. That spot of shade under the tree looks like a perfect napping place!

    Shadowy Yellow Flower

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  26. Wonderfully composed shot. Absolutely beautiful!

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  27. How Australian is that? Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and a gum tree, as well as brilliant skies and seas as a bonus!

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  28. It is another beautiful view. I am envious of the openness of this area which affords so many different angles of both the Opera House and the SHB.

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  29. What a fantastic view of the bridge and opera house, Jim! «Louis» appreciates all the ways you find to photograph these two landmarks and he thanks you for this contribution to Sunday Bridges.

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  30. Nice shot! Great shapes and a pretty sky!

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