Sunday, 11 December 2011


Poem 4 of 230:  PICTURING SYDNEY

A good place to start is Sydney Tower,
    With its enthralling panoramic feast:
Olympic grounds - west; to north - the harbour;
    And beautiful beaches - north- and south-east.

From what is quite a jumbled C.B.D.,
    A good walk is through Botanic Gardens
To the harbour, Opera House, then the Quay -
    But, of other good options, there are tens.

(C) David Franks 2003

Sydney Tower, far right, from plane.

A NE beautiful beach - Manly

A SE beautiful beach - Cronulla

Botanic Gdns, Opera House & Circular Quay

Sydney Tower from Botanic Gardens; 3/12/18

Botanic Gardens & harbour; 3/12/18

Waterlily in Botanic Gardens, 3/12/2018

Nice resting place in Botanic Gardens; 3/12/18

A fine fern in Botanic Gardens; 3/12/18

Also on a walkabout the Botanic Gardens; 3/12/18

Nearby Art Gallery of N.S.W; 3/12/2018

Main Pond & Fort Denison' 3/12/18

Harbourside path toward Opera House; 3/12/18

Edge of Botanic Gardens & Opera House; 3/12/18

Sydney Opera House & Harbour Bridge; 3/12/2018

Circular Quay, Sydney; 3/12/2018

Harbour Bridge from Circular Quay; 3/12/18

The above pics are closely linked to the verses; below is a more-random selection of my Sydney favourites.

Great for swimming, Gunnamatta Bay and
Shelley Beach Rock Pool, Cronulla, 13/11/15

Bundeena - southern Sydney; 17/11/2015

Wattamollla - southern Sydney; 25/11/2015

Audley - southern Sydney; 25/11/2015

The Three Sisters in the  Blue Mountains,
from Katoomba - west of Sydney; 14/11/19