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Old July 30th, 2010, 11:20 AM   #221
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Amazing, really very nice photos at night of Sydney
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Old July 31st, 2010, 04:57 AM   #222
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More of Sydney's DARLING HARBOUR at night


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Old July 31st, 2010, 05:01 AM   #223
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Permanently docked in front of the museum is the destroyer HMAS Vampire and submarine HMAS Onslow, probably just replicas of the originals…




Pyrmont Bridge was built 1899 and opened to vehicular traffic in 1902. It is 369 metres long and has a 16.5 metre central swing span that twists up to 83 degrees to allow boats up 6 to 14 metres high to pass through.

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In 1981, the bridge was permanently closed to traffic. As part of the redevelopment of Darling Harbour, the bridge was restored and re-opened to pedestrian traffic in 1988. The swingspan is still in full working order.





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Midway is the swing span control tower

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Walking at the bridge, you’ll get a glimpse of the CBD on both sides






North Sydney CBD from a distance

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Sydney is indeed an amazing, very nice city; thanks to you the rest of the world knows now very well this city...
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Beautiful night shots from Sydney
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Let's get out of the city for a while...

WOMBEYAN CAVES

Wombeyan Caves are located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, some 300 km from Sydney. There are 5 caves at Wombeyan accessible to the public: Fig Tree Cave, Junction Cave, Wollondilly Cave, Kooringa Cave and Mulwaree Cave.

The Wombeyan Caves were discovered in 1828 by people in search of grazing land. Between them were the explorer John Oxley, John Macarthur, a pioneer of Australian wool industry, and the NSW Surveyor General.

They travelled from Berrima and reached the Wombeyan Caves via Mittagong. They discovered the caves by chance while looking for their straying horses.

Initially the Wombeyan Caves were illuminated using candlelight and magnesium. In 1928 the the Wombeyan Caves complex were illuminated by electricity.

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