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Old December 9th, 2009, 06:53 AM   #21
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Amazing! The view from the point of the first pics is just fantastic!
And your words between the pics turn the thread even better

Such a wonderful city
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Old January 21st, 2010, 02:00 PM   #22
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:07 AM   #23
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^ Woww..brilliant!! Looks were taken from a postal card.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 04:51 PM   #24
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Wouldn´t mind living there, for a while. Such wonderful climate and great urban spaces. I don´t know if I would be completely comfortable swimming among sharks, and living with poisonous snakes in my back garden though.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:06 PM   #25
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 06:06 PM   #26
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apparently the number of people taken by sharks around the world each year is ...................drum roll....................... 4.

If you were talking about Perth or Adelaide and the beaches in those 2 cities, I would agree with you. I wouldn't be comfortable swimming in those waters because sharks do lurk there. But those waters are as different from Sydney's as the Pacific and the Atlantic. I think the last Sydney fatal shark attack was around 1910 or something. That's a lot of people swimming and surviving! As for snakes, the only place I've ever seen one in the wild was.......................... in the hills of Osaka!!
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 06:40 PM   #27
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great city, great photos. Hopefully it quickly recovers from its current disasterous ecconomic and governmental prediciment
We never had a disasterous economic and governmental predicament. We didn't get hit much at all. We were the only country not to officially go into recession.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 01:31 AM   #28
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apparently the number of people taken by sharks around the world each year is ...................drum roll....................... 4.

If you were talking about Perth or Adelaide and the beaches in those 2 cities, I would agree with you. I wouldn't be comfortable swimming in those waters because sharks do lurk there. But those waters are as different from Sydney's as the Pacific and the Atlantic. I think the last Sydney fatal shark attack was around 1910 or something. That's a lot of people swimming and surviving! As for snakes, the only place I've ever seen one in the wild was
not sure about Perth, but here in Adelaide we have 2 light planes that fly along the metropolitan coast all day, every day over summer to spot sharks. When they spot one they call in the helicopter who flies very close to the water and shoos the shark out to deeper sea. No nothing to worry about at all

As for snakes, we get a few black and brown snakes in the suburbs, however snakes are scaredy cats and will 'run'(slither) away if they hear humans or other animals. Unless you deliberately provoke one, you'll be fine too. Only issue is sometimes they are hard to spot caus they look like a stick on the ground
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Great images of a great city. The harbor is just too beautiful.

Sydney is a beautiful city but with one remark. It has very few architecturally interesting buildings and there is no real vibrant city center. I bought the fantastic book on the harbor bridge and going through it you realize they ruined so much of the center in the 60's with nondescript concrete buildings.
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We never had a disasterous economic and governmental predicament. We didn't get hit much at all. We were the only country not to officially go into recession.
I understand that NSW was in recesion even before the global financial crisis
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Great images of a great city. The harbor is just too beautiful.

Sydney is a beautiful city but with one remark. It has very few architecturally interesting buildings and there is no real vibrant city center. I bought the fantastic book on the harbor bridge and going through it you realize they ruined so much of the center in the 60's with nondescript concrete buildings.
I think they are working on making the CBD more pedestrian friendly by banning cars in certain areas and encouraging artistic works

It has some nice old and new buildings but its street scapes aren't quite as pretty as Melbourne's IMO.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 06:23 PM   #32
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I understand that NSW was in recesion even before the global financial crisis
Your understanding is wrong.The state economy is good,business confidence is at an all time high and all around you are healthy & beautiful people....life is just great here
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Sydney is absolutely one of the great cities in the world -
beautiful modern architecture, has its share of old colonial buildings,
an iconic opera house, beautiful location and nice people.
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^ Agree.

It's impressive how photogenic Sydney is. It's dificult to see a ugly pic from this city.
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Old March 12th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #35
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Great images of a great city. The harbor is just too beautiful.

Sydney is a beautiful city but with one remark. It has very few architecturally interesting buildings and there is no real vibrant city center. I bought the fantastic book on the harbor bridge and going through it you realize they ruined so much of the center in the 60's with nondescript concrete buildings.
Yes, you are right about the destruction in the city centre during the 60's and 70's but Sydney is certainly not alone in that department, it happened all over the world, though not on such a large scale in many European cities which had stricter laws against demolishing important old buildings. However there are still many wonderful old buildings surviving in Sydney and the city can boast some of the best mondern structures in Australia.
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