Busy waters 

I love looking down over the water and the ever busy harbour traffic. I walked to work earlier today and stopped in the midday humidity counting the ferries. 

Some going to work on what is just another business day, others taking once in a lifetime photos of the bridge I’m standing on. Maybe the prints will be put onto canvas and be a constant feature on their wall back home…


How many of these people are on the calm waters of Sydney Harbour for the first and last time? How long have they saved money to get here? Where from? Why did they choose Sydney? 
So many questions in one shot. I also wonder if any of their stories will go onto WordPress… When I’m looking through blogs I find so many people taking selfies in the same areas that I walk daily. Will I ever end up in the background of someone’s picture? Who knows, maybe you are in the background of one of mine! 

Keep a look out.

Sydney Harbour: All 25 shots

I have an addiction. I could take the same photograph of the same location a thousand times if there were enough reasons. A change in the weather perhaps, a different time of day, a new addition to the skyline. I have taken plenty of shots of the Sydney Harbour Bridge/ Opera House that are going to waste in my folder, so I thought I would get closure. No more harbour photos, I need to focus my attention elsewhere. Enjoy the last remaining shots I have and look forward to many more landscapes moving forward.

  1. Soaring

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2) Carnival Cruise as seen from hotel

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3) Harbour at sunset

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4) Under the bridge

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5) Bridge from the west side

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6) My first look at the bridge in person

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7) Bridge from the east side (with climbers)

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8) Closer Carnival cruise shot

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9) Early morning Sydneysiders

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10) Early morning reflections

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11) Opera house at dawn

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12) Opera House #2

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13) SHB in all its glory

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14) Opera House #3 with a little lighting

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15) Early morning run

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16) All of the lights (very grainy!)

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17) Harbour after a much needed downpour

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18) Bridge climbers

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19) Ocean spray

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20) The Entertainer

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21) A view from The Rocks

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22) Under the bridge #2, the encore

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23) A lifetime of hapiness

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24) A new chapter

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25) Water Taxi

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Did you pick a favourite? I think it has to be number 10 for me, I love the lighting and picture quality in this particular shot. Let me know yours as it will help me know what you like for future snaps, if I can take pictures readers love I will be a happy blogger and who knows, maybe I will upgrade my camera on my travels.

Thanks for viewing,

Sam

A different approach  

A man takes a photo of the Harbour Bridge towering over neighbouring buildings at The Rocks, Sydney.

Sometimes life requires a new angle. A new perspective on things. Even if it seems a step back, new horizons can bring all sorts of changes. 

This is an accurate representation of my new life in Australia. It was a step back in employment for the work visa however this step back has provided me all kinds of new experiences. New people, new foods, new places, new stories. Does everyone that opts to stay on the same level get to experience everything they want to? Probably not.

Don’t be afraid to step back. I wouldn’t even call it stepping back. More a valuable detour.

I travel to slow down time

This is the view I had when I first arrived in Sydney off the train. I got the train right through Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge to Wynyard as this was where I was getting the connecting bus to see family. I was dying to walk up to the bridge and after wandering round looking for an ATM I saw it again in the distance. 


This isn’t very far, but with two incredibly heavy bags it seemed 100 miles away. I couldn’t do it in the heat, I stared for a couple of moments and remembered I would have plenty of time to see it in the next few months. In three days of travelling the most exciting steps were the ones I couldn’t do. 

Now, this is my walk to work every day. The streets that I walked aimlessly I can navigate very easily and the excitement I get walking up to the harbour has far from died. I think it will take a very long time- if it happens at all- for me to take this view for granted.


The more you do, the more time slows down. Although a month has almost went by, it seems so long ago that I first looked down that street to the harbour. Travel slows down time for me, with every moment I do something new it’s another moment I will remember for a long time. When reflecting on an evening my mornings seemed so long ago, a feeling I wish I had for so many previous days of my life. 

But as always, it’s important to look at the great things we do in life and not at what could have been improved. Live in the present is so much better than overthinking the past, although the it can be hard. 

Live for today and have the best day possible!