ANZAC Bridge, Sydney salutes the sunset as bugler sounds The Last Post.

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Comments (17)

Flavio Snidero on October 28, 2008

Molto bella Ian; il contrasto tra il colore del tramonto e la silouette del pilastro e dei tiranti danno un buonissimo risultato grafico. Ciao, Flavio dall'Italia.

rlzzza on October 28, 2008

..wonderful orange sky

x7y7 on October 29, 2008

Un color magnifico.. Te felicito.

Luca Rigato on October 29, 2008

Great idea, greetings from Italy, Luca.

EVA_L on October 29, 2008

Delightful title, dear Yan!!!

Greetings from Kiev. Eva

Ian Stehbens on October 30, 2008

Thanks for your visits and appreciative comments, Flavio, Raz, x7y7, Luca and Eva. It is very encouraging that you all have appreciated this moment that I was fortunate to experience. I was taking a group of our overseas delegates to walk across the Harbour Bridge. When we came up the hill to the Observatory, this wonderful colour was on display. Fortunatly I had the telephoto lens with me, and 300mm brought one of the bridge pylons and sunset together.

Further to your appreciation of the Title, Eva, may I explain that ANZAC is the acronym for the Australian - New Zealand Army Corps that served in WWI and became significant in our military and political history. So the bridge is a memorial, and as at the end of each day during battle, the bugler plays the "Last Post", I thought this was a very appropriate title, as well as a poetic play on words.

At the western end of the bridge, on either side of the roadway decking stands a large statue, one of a New Zealand soldier (southern side) and another of an Australian soldier (northern side). The NZ flag flies from the crest of this pylon, the Australian flag flies from the crest of the eastern pylon.

As the traffic heads home from the city into the western sunset, this is the last post (or pylon) under which they pass.

Kind regards to you all,

Ian / Yan

Antonietta * on October 30, 2008

Ian I am very glad that you always have time to add the great information to your photos.

This one is marvelous!!! Best greetings SAVE OUR PLANET

Ian Stehbens on October 30, 2008

Not only do you have a concern to save the planet, Antonietta, but I believe you have been rescuing elderly people from the threat of fire. Brave woman you are! And thank you for your appreciation of photo and information.

marita1004 on October 31, 2008

Amazing sunset picture IAN, greetings Marita

Ian Stehbens on November 1, 2008

Thank you dear Marita. I felt a sense of awe at the time, and in receiving such an image I am delighted to share it with you, that you too may feel the awe.


Pietro Rapisarda on November 3, 2008

Always great photos from Australia..Ian. Greetings from Italy


M and R on November 6, 2008

Fantastic photo. R

Rafal Ociepka on November 6, 2008

Very romantic mood, I like it :-)))


Ian Stehbens on November 7, 2008

It is great to receive such appreciative comments from each of you, Pietro, Robyn and Rafal.


©junebug on November 8, 2008

This is also a wonderful picture, Ian! The colours of the sunset are really beautiful and I love the silhouette of the bridge! It makes a lovely contrast! Cheers, Anne

Ian Stehbens on November 8, 2008

Thanks, dear Anne. I thought that the sky was sufficient glory but the bridge does make it into a good picture. And as this is only one half of the ANZAC Bridge for there are two towers, the whole bridge standing before the sunset made it quite a dramatic glory to behold.


Ian Stehbens on November 30, 2008

Your visit and praise is appreciated, and I wish you well in the competition as you seek to make the beauty of your country known.

Best wishes,

Ian in Australia

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