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[Oct. 14th, 2007|11:14 am]
The weather cooled considerably lately after two thunderstorms in a row, and I realised that this would be my last chance for the year to take pictures of the Cameray bridge up close (the months between now and April are stinkers). So I skipped Fox Valley this week and used the legs God gave me (and believe me, they were NEEDED! Lot of climbing steep steps).

From the vantage point I was standing last weekend... best shot I could take.

After a long walk down into the Cameray valley...



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After... another... long... climb... up... the... hill... (whew!)

Barely visible in the background are the tops of skyscrapers in Chatswood; the major transport hub and centre of commerce just north of my suburb. From the other side of the bridge I attempted to take one that captured St Leonards the same way, but the skyline was too blurred.

How things are done in this city...


(I don't think that Sydney Electricity exists as an organisation any more, I believe that the whole shebang is now under Energy Australia).


Down in the valley are some people just finishing a game called "Cricket." I once read somewhere that Cricket is "...a game that Australians hate but play really well, and that the British love but can't play at all." Opinions expressed in this prhase are not necessarily the viewpoint of my own... (maybe... I'm Australian and I HATE cricket).




The opposite side of the road would have been better to capture the sunlight on the sandstone, but I was unable to cross the road due to the traffic (I'm a little more streetwise than the average kangaroo or fox). In taking the photos I had to use a good deal of patience, waiting for the right moment to avoid cars close-up in the scenes. If instead I'd made a video you'd have seen something that looked like rush hour.

Well now... I've had enough of real life. Time I got back to my Iron Horse from the future.

[User Picture]From: dhlawrence
2007-10-14 02:10 am (UTC)
That bridge sounds like the tracks running into Union Station in Toronto--it was finished in 1920, but arguments over the trackage kept it closed until 1927.

On the other hand, a viaduct was built with a deck for underground trains about thirty years before the first train ran across it--that's thinking ahead!

Never really understood cricket. Nice uniforms, though--a little more dignified than the walking adverts that footballers have.
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2007-10-14 05:54 pm (UTC)
Maybe Australians play cricket better because they're in a hurry to finish it. If that's true, then Americans should be good at it too, if only one could find enough Americans willing to touch a cricket bat.
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-14 09:17 pm (UTC)
Funny you should say that. I once googled "American Cricket" and (after the advertisements for earthworm and insect farms) I came across the United States of America Cricket association. http://www.usaca.org/

I followed the link wondering if the group were English-Americans. They were all black. :) This to me suggests that the influence has come via Africa, who ALSO regularly defeat Britian in the test matches (and we Aussies).
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[User Picture]From: deckardcanine
2007-10-14 11:45 pm (UTC)
Huh. Modern Africa doesn't seem to have a significant impact on U.S. culture, even among Blacks. But we do get immigrants from all over, so maybe USACA does put the "African" in "African American."
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[User Picture]From: alaskawolf
2007-10-14 09:39 pm (UTC)
those are some really great pcitures :) i so want to be down there right now
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[User Picture]From: thefoxaroo
2007-10-15 12:01 am (UTC)
Oh these are just places that are easy for me to reach on foot (well... CAN be reached on foot with a bit of stamina). Sydney isn't really an attractive a city.

Next year some time (after summer) I'll visit Perri and take some photographs of a really beautiful area. I'll include the lcoation where JamesB, OceansEdge and I met up.

Alaskawolf, if you (or anyone from here) manages to visit I'll be delighted to show you around.
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