Old Sydney Town 1

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Comments (11)

M.Kranenborg-Torn on September 13, 2009

Great vieuw, greetings from Greetje

>| Micha |< on September 13, 2009

Hello Ian, graceful view overt the roofs. I like your composition.

Kindest regards Micha

Geerten on September 13, 2009

wow, I have walked around in this part of the city. Iremember the houses and their roofs. Is it an old photo indeed?


gezginruh on September 13, 2009

The old houses such like old songs...

Beautiful, sad and within life.

They smile under their own roofs...

Sometimes in our minds and sometimes in the view of a great photographer!

It is very nice and very impressive point of view dearest Ian

Stay with love.


Ian Stehbens on September 13, 2009

Greetje, Micha, Geerten, Füsun:

I always enjoy your poetic responses, dear Füsun. Thankyou for your affirmation, too.

Many visitors to Sydney stay and/or explore the Kings Cross area and this older part of Sydney always leaves an impression as it has for you, Geerten. The CBD and the Bridge are landmarks that make the views from The Cross memorable, and from this position even the Opera House is peeping over the rooftops.

As for the age of the photo, it is very recent, taken earlier this year.

I am pleased that you have appreciated the composition too, Micha. By choosing B&W, I thought it placed more reliance on composition and pattern for its impact.

And so Greetje, it is a special view of a special part of the city, so I am pleased to give you a little taste Sydney.

Warmest greetings to you all from the south.


ƤōƝƓ on September 14, 2009

Hi Ian. I remember similar view of Sydney, seeing similar roofs through the glass window while boarding the CityRail. Those memories are still vivid.

阿鵬 (w☺rap☺ng)

Ian Stehbens on September 14, 2009

You really have surprised me, w☺rap☺ng, for I really thought that this is a scene that every local could relate too. I imagined the visitor would have seen The Bridge or the Opera House as items rather than part of the wider urban landscape. You must have become very familiar with our city while you were here.

Warm regards from the South.


*Säm* on September 15, 2009

Fantastic BW-shot with the Harbourbridge in the background.

Greetings Säm

A.Lebacq on September 23, 2009

Nice and excellent composition Ian, very well done.

Greetings Arthur

EVA_L on September 25, 2009

Absolutly new perception of the image in black and white. Very nice, Yan!

Greetings from Kiev. Eva

Ian Stehbens on September 27, 2009

Säm, Arthur, Eva and Hans:

Dear Säm, I am really very pleased that you appreciate this. I was walking down the steps from one road to the other when I caught a glimpse of this possibility - the shiney new roofs of the renovated houses and their lines seemed to be pointing to and honouring The Bridge. I had to climb a wall and hang over a steel fence in order to photograph this. My greetings, Ian

Dear Arthur, You are right about the composition - I felt that I received this. The composition was there to be seen, and I had no other position than this to record it. I am glad I had my camera with me. Kind regards. Ian

It is always wonderful to be receive greetings from across the Dnepr, dear Eva. 'The Bridge' sort of ties Sydney together, and it is always a special reference point when one is in the inner city. It sometimes appears down the end of a street, or between a gap in the lines of buildings of as here, above the cluster of rooftops. A sincere welcome back - I presume you have been away for a break. Warmest regards. Yan

My best wishes to you too, Hans. I am pleased that you like B&W also. Appreciately, Ian

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