Friday, 23 November 2012

darling harbour




Darling Harbour is a popular tourist area right on the edge of the city where we met up with some family who were staying down there. 
I love all the nautical history surrounding the Maritime Museum, the old ships, wooden boats, ropes and decking. Apparently this lighthouse built in 1920 was transported from Townsville when the museum opened in the 90's. 



These enormous anchors that date back to 1839 are now a memorial to seafarers lost at sea. They are thought to have come from a wooden merchant sailing ship that was later moored off Cockatoo Island where it was used as a nautical school for reformatory boys. 
I bet life was tough for them!





So there's a little bit of Australian maritime history for you.

Have a great weekend!

joining
savvy southern style





17 comments:

  1. I love all things maritime...every thing is so big...beautiful photos!
    interesting history there.
    have a great weekend
    Bec x

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    1. thanks bec :) big things in the big city!

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  2. We had a great time at the maritime museum a couple of years back when we visited Sydney!

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    1. it's a good place to take kids. always good activities there for them. :)

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  3. That museum and area are fabulous. Thanks for showing us around with your great shots.
    Carolyn

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    1. i bet your husband loves it there too! x

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  4. What a great name for a harbor. Beautiful images. Love the anchors.

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    1. thankyou! it was named after a governor in the 1800's. :)

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  5. Great pictures of the habor. Yes the flowers grow inside. Have a nice weekend.

    Hugs

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  6. Thanks for sharing! When my son visited Australia this summer, he stayed with his grandparents in Darling Harbor for the Sydney portion of the trip - he loved it there.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. glad he enjoyed it, it's a good place to stay, close to the city.
      x

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  7. Beautiful pictures! I especially love the pretty little lighthouse (and very jealous of that amazing sunshine)!

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    1. thanks meghan! i love the lighthouse too. x

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  8. Darling harbour and Cuckatoo island ; just the names make me dream on a very drab day in Paris !x

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  9. Beautiful post! I like your little harbor. ;-)

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