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Old January 19th, 2008, 11:58 AM   #1
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This shot was taken at Sydney's Manly Beach this week as thousands of Sydneysiders filled the beaches as temperatures reached 30 degrees (86 Farenheit), the warmest it has been since early October.

Despite good weather over the past few weeks, the city's beaches have been subject to high swells caused by East Coast lows in the Pacific Ocean 1000 km to the north. Regular swells of 2m have been recorded and 3-4 metre swells were recorded over the new year period. The day I took this shot, there was a big swell of up to 2 metres.

This has led to erosion of beaches along the Sydney Coast, and Manly Beach has seen the its width reduced in half. The big surf has also led to the formation of dangerous currents and rips at the beach, which can sweep people out to sea if they are not swimming between the flags.

Despite the danger, it didn't stop this lady from braving the big swells. It was a hot day and like many Sydneysiders, needed to cool down :cool: If it meant taking a risk they were more than happy to do so.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:07 PM   #2
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maybe it's a beach near an urban area, bit it does not show typical urbanity. no vote
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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:21 PM   #3
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Can see nothing urban about this photo. No vote.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 12:22 PM   #4
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maybe it's a beach near an urban area, bit it does not show typical urbanity. no vote
It is in an urban area. As I mentioned it is in Sydney ('Sydney's Manly Beach'). Manly is Seven miles or 10km from the Sydney CBD. :)

Manly is on the top right hand corner of the map



I will argue that the image is urban because it was taken at a beach within a city which is Sydney. The beach plays a big part in the urban life and fabric of Sydney (like the rest of Australia) which is unique when compared to other cities around the world. Australians connect themselves to the beach.

Manly beach is one of the best beaches in Sydney and attracts thousands of visitors from around Sydney, and around the world.

Sydney takes pride in it's links to the harbour and the ocean. Why is it seen as one best settings for any city in the world.

Please lodge a vote.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:02 PM   #5
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I agree with others' opinions.
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Old January 19th, 2008, 06:32 PM   #6
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Maybe if the shot showed crowds of people or something...
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Old January 19th, 2008, 07:21 PM   #7
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Yeah, it's about time someone shuttered this forum's dumb superstitions about what an urban photo must look like. Bring on some of that Bill Owens, Dan Weiner, and Gregory Crewdson stuff! And by the way, you just earned yourself a solid 10, man!
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Old January 19th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #8
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Old January 20th, 2008, 04:16 AM   #9
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Interesting pic.

In spite of ausence of buildings or urban skylines, it's cool....:D

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Old January 21st, 2008, 03:18 PM   #10
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 03:49 AM   #11
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Old January 25th, 2008, 01:38 AM   #12
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Old January 25th, 2008, 09:43 PM   #13
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no vote, not urban!
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:42 PM   #14
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Thats not urban for me!
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:43 PM   #15
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Old January 26th, 2008, 09:08 AM   #16
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