Sydney Lights: View from Darling Harbour

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Comments (16)

Marilyn Whiteley on October 1, 2008

You've posted an interesting set, Ian. Of course I especially appreciate the lines and angles of this, which is very well conceived and executed. Marilyn

Tom Sellek on October 1, 2008

Hi Ian te lo dico in italiano: i tuoi scatti sono sempre perfetti, nitidi, ben composti e rappresentativi di una atmosfera a te congeniale.

Un saluto dall'Italia Tom

EVA_L on October 2, 2008

I like Sydney with a blue sky and wonderful colours of water, but the night makes this city majestic, dear Yan!

Cordially yours, Eva

Ian Stehbens on October 2, 2008

To dear friends, Marilyn, Tom and Eva,

I pause at the end of an incredible day to acknowledge the specialness of your friendship.

Thank you Marilyn for your overview of the set. I try to create diversity when working with a single theme, for I have found that somewhere in the Panoramio network, there is someone who will appreciate each different genre. I am sure that has been your experience too, for you also have a wide repertoire of concepts and ideas. And it is nice to connect with you through including geometric forms in images.

I am so pleased that you chose to write in Italian, Tom and that without a translator I can read you. Well, ok, you chose Italiano that has derivation that we have used for our language too. But I feel honoured as a friend when you feel free to write in you own language. And thankyou for the compilments. It is much more interesting image with the railing included than without. Colour, mood, artistry and majesty are the key elements of great landscapes and I guess for cityscapes there is little difference.

To take you out on the water or into the parklands or to morning markets would be great joy, Eva, but to be able through images to have you experience a night dining and walking harbourside is my joy. Eva, may you feel a little majestic too, as you imagine these glimpses as if they were reality surrounding you and honouring you.

My sincere gratituude, Eva, Tom and Marilyn.

Flavio Snidero on October 4, 2008

Hi Ian: can I write in Italian language?

E allora ti dico che questa è una splendida foto e tutta la serie mi trasmette tanta nostalgia per il tempo bellissimo che ho trascorso in Australia e le meravigliose giornate spese a Sydney!

Ciao, Flavio

Ian Stehbens on October 4, 2008

Good day Flavio!

Thankyou very much for writing in Italian and for your generous expression of appreciation of the series of photos of Sydney Lights. When you write in Italian you are able to clearly express your feelings and memories. I am so delighted that you had a wonderful time in Sydney.

Thanks mate.


-HARMONSA- on October 6, 2008

Great shot and very very nice colours... Looks very nice... I bet it is a nice place and a very nice place at night...

Regards, Kim...

Ian Stehbens on October 8, 2008

You would love Sydney, Kim. There's so much to see and do especially during the warmer days, but the nights certainly can be filled with explorations of the inner city (as on this occasion), or with music, drama, or opera and with great food and good coffee!

Best wishes,


Ahmet Bekir on October 14, 2008

Really beautiful view Ian, thanks for sharing...greetings from Macedonia

Ian Stehbens on October 14, 2008

Thank you for your visit to my gallery, Ahmet. How I wish that one day, I can thankyou for visiting Sydney, and so allowing me to share with you personally.

Kind regards


Ahmet Bekir on October 14, 2008

You have really very immpresive photos Ian, I hope that one day we will meet each other...kind regards

Ian Stehbens on October 16, 2008

Thanks for the link, Ahmet, and especially for the hope! That would be wonderful. I have seen your photo before, especially in the images taken at the school and when your went to Istanbul.



-HARMONSA- on October 16, 2008

I hope one day, that I can come down under visit my family and perhaps see this nice place...

It's a very nice and inspiring photo...

Sounds good with the coffee...I drink a lot off coffee...

Greetings and thanks for the nice info Ian... Kim

Ian Stehbens on October 16, 2008

All I can say, Kim, is you are very welcome to come for coffee!


Rafal Ociepka on October 18, 2008

It must have been something magic during your night walk through Sydney... These lights, warm air... You are lucky you live there...

Kind regards!

Ian Stehbens on October 18, 2008

Magical, yes. Warm, yes. Fortunate, yes!

Dear Rafal,

Thnaks for enjoying Sydney at night with me. And I am so glad that this forum allows me to share it with you Rafal. But you must also remember that I have ancestral roots in the soil of Poland - Oborinki, in fact. And though I haven't as yet been able to visit I have truly enjoyed the landscapes, people and life in neighbouring areas of Czech Republic, Germany and Denmark that I have been fortunate to visit. I think we are fortunate to live in this era - especially when I think back a generation or two, or a century or two.

And your landscapes have been very appreciated here.

Kind reghards,


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