Slide to Digital – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

St. Mary’s Cathedral is a Sydney landmark. Built to last, this 106 meter long sandstone Gothic Revival–style cathedral was begun in 1868, consecrated in 1905 and substantially finished in 1928, though the massive, 75 meter high spires weren’t added until 2000 (this image from Sydney Tower was circa 1987).

St. Mary’s Cathedral, Sydney

Slide to Digital – Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere. The name Sydney Tower has become common in daily usage, however the tower has been known as the Sydney Tower Eye and other names. Opened to the public in 1981, the tower at 1,014 feet tall, is Sydney’s major tourist attraction. Images circa 1987.

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower at Night

Slide to Digital – Giraffes in Sydney

One doesn’t expect to see giraffes in Sydney, but they are present at Taronga Zoo.

Taronga Zoo is a Sydney zoo within a 15-minute ferry ride from Circular Quay in Sydney, Australia and is located on the shores of Sydney Harbor. Opened in 1916, with spectacular views of Sydney, the zoo houses almost 4,000 animals including many native Australian ones and exotic species. Image circa 1987.

 

Giraffes in Sydney

Slide to Digital – Sydney Harbor Bridge

Opened in 1932, as the largest steel arch bridge in the world, the Sydney Harbor Bridge is an iconic landmark spanning one of the finest natural harbors. The famous bridge took eight years to build using 53,000 tons of steel and six-million hand-driven rivets. During construction, the two steel halves of the towering arch met in the middle of the span. The bridge carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district and the North Shore. Image circa 1987.

Sydney Harbor Bridge