A final view of the Sydney skyline from Sydney Tower circa 1987.
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).
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.
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.
With fishing poles in place, a fisherman enjoys the view of Sydney Harbor Bridge and Sydney Opera House circa 1987.
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.
A bench under a tree to view the famous landmarks of Sydney – Opera House and Harbor Bridge. Circa 1987.
A black and white version of Sydney Harbor from a converted slide circa 1987
A panoramic view of Sydney circa 1987 …..
Fishing at the harbor with a view of the Sydney Opera House. Circa 1987.
Working away oblivious to the view of Sydney Opera House circa 1987
Rowers in Sydney Harbor with the skyline as a backdrop. Image circa 1987.
A view of Sydney’s skyline and downtown circa 1987.
The Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece of late modern architecture by Jørn Utzon that pushed architecture and engineering to new limits, and which has had an enduring influence on late 20th century architecture and beyond. The design represents an extraordinary interpretation and response to the setting in Sydney Harbor. Image circa 1987.
One of the 20th century’s most famous, recognizable and distinctive buildings – The Sydney Opera House, a multi-venue performing arts center. Circa 1987.
Continuing the conversion of old slide images to digital format. Moving on to Australia and images from Sydney circa 1987. View of Sydney harbor from Sydney Tower.