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Lovely to see such classic lines gracing Sydney's Darling Harbour Wharf 8 this afternoon March 4th 2010

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Good photograph ,sydney, despite the satellite dish . Darling Harbour has certainly changed and so does down town Sydney around George Street. (EEK) Is it all touristy , trendy and Yuppy now ?
 

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The ex Vistafjord is still looking good, despite some odd additions. The artwork in the corner made me think of the "Sputnik" satellite, but after much consideration I have decided that it is neither that, nor a satellite dish, but rather a rowboat with oars protruding from rather low on the hull, and giving no indication of synchronity in the rowing. I might be mistaken.
 

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You could well be right , Stein . At first I thought a ulu had left his shield and spears there (Thumb)
 

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A vessel that I have always admired, great lines and balance, a beautiful Old Girl. She certainly gets around. I have to echo Stumps, an unusual "Sydney" photo! I thought that the Sputnik might have been a modern lifesaving device - It won't float though!
Rgds.
Dave
 

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Stunning shot John! You're lucky the light was still so good..after 5:30 it just got worse :(
Darling Harbour is changing but whether its a good thing is open to debate, the old wharves where this photo was taken are replaced by yuppy apartments but George Street is still a mixture of shiny new skyscrapers and neglected turn of the century buildings.
There are plans to convert the docks where Saga Ruby is shown into offices, apartments and an outrageous hotel (see my rant in the previous Europa photo).
Thankfully we can still appreciate good views and beautiful ships!
Cheers,
Phill
 

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