In June 2008 I took a vacation in between finishing University and starting my job at P&G. My first stop was visiting my friend from university at her home in Sydney, one day whilst she was off playing her violin I took a walk around Sydney harbour. This was the start of an amazing holiday, including a visit to Bali & Lombok in Indonesia.

The Sydney Harbour bridge is one of the most iconic landmarks in Australia. It was built between July 1923 and January 1932, by the same company (Dorman Long & Co) that built the Tyne Bridge in Newcastle. It connects Millers point to Milsons point and carries trains, 6 lanes of road traffic, people (including me) & cyclists. To this day it remains the tallest steel arch bridge at 134m high from top to sea and is still the 6th longest arch span bridge. The design inspiration for the bridge was the Hell Gate bridge in New York, which was completed in 1916.

The Bridge is a popular tourist destination and since 1998 people have been allowed to legally climb the bridge, before this it was typically a night time activity for those who dared. It is also a very busy road route with over 160,000 cars crossing every day. Every possible angle and view of the bridge has probably been captured on film and digitally at some point by the millions of photographers passing through Sydney since the bridge was built, but hopefully my photos of the bridge and surrounding area also do it justice.

More photos will follow from other parts of my trip.

All photos were taken using a Nikon D300 DSLR & processed minimally in Apple Aperture.