Thursday, January 15, 2009

Bridge climbers in the sky

The blue summer sky of Sydney, the lovely city where I am visiting my family this month.
Click to enlarge the photo and you'll see people way up there!
Lots of locals and tourists spend lots of money to join guided groups that climb on the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. In 3 1/2 hours they go up to the summit, 134 meters above Sydney Harbour.
For me, seeing "The Coathanger" from the bottom is plenty good.
Enjoy the panoramic view at the BridgeClimb website.
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31 comments:

Leora said...

Cool bridge!

Sharon said...

I have friends who just got back from Australia and they did this climb. I couldn't believe the great photos they got from the top. I don't think I could have done it. Not even for great photos.

Reader Wil said...

Hi Dina! Lovely to see you on Sydney Harbour Bridge. I admire the people going up there. The view must be breathtaking! But I have a fear of heights, even your coathanger will be too much. I am so glad that you are enjoying your stay with your daughter! Take care and come back safely.

mommanator said...

Would scare me to death!
I am glad you said how long you will be there. I have been anxiously waiting for you to return. And know that you are safe

bennie and patsy said...

To high for me. IT is cold here in Arkansas. Like 17 and it is 10:00 AM. Know you are having a wonderful time.
Patsy

Debbie said...

That is an awesome photo!

ilanadavita said...

Impressive bridge!

Tabib said...

Great pic icon of Sydney.

Rob Ripma said...

Wow! That must be a great view all the way up there. Nice shot!

Som Mine Dager Er, said...

Well, how cool is that! I've never been in Sidney (it is on the oppsite side of the world of Norway) but one day I'll go there. My daughter is there as we speek and she salutes it!

Marit

SandyCarlson said...

I would be the one on the ground taking pictures! Lovely shot.

Steffi said...

Really beautiful photo!Have a nice weekend!

~~Randi, Hverdagsprat~~ said...

Awesome!

imac said...

wow, rather them than me, great shot.

Ida said...

WOW!
Great shot! :)))

Ann said...

I'd love to do Bridge climb one day but apart from the expense I don't know if my knees would hold up. You can't take a camera up with you and you have to wear a special grey suit so as not to distract the traffic below. I think the guide takes photos of everyone as part of the package.

You can climb the South Pylon (I think its south) much more cheaply and take a camera. I haven't done it but you'd still get a really good view.

Darla said...

Great photo, Heck no! You wouldn't catch me up there!

Babooshka said...

Your down under skies are still taking me by pleasant surprise. I hope by the time you return home the situation there has changed.

Petrea said...

Ooh. That would be plenty vertiginous! I'd go if I could get anyone to go with me.

Ruth said...

Perhaps I would go up there if I ever went to Australia, but just looking at the enlarged picture made me feel giddy. Great shot.

Kris said...

Jen's grandfather did this at age 82!

Arija said...

I love the pld bridge from above (in small plane) below, both end or on. It is great from near and afar.

gnometree said...

I have always been too scared to climb the bridge whenever I visit Sydney. One day.....

Julie said...

Glad you are enjoying your time in Australia. Sydney is a beautiful city, with so much to see.
Happy SWF :)

spacedlaw said...

Seems quite a trek. I am not sure I would like it (I suffer from vertigo).

Dick said...

I'm glad I don't have to do that, lol. Nice shots, enjoy your stay.

Kay said...

Art wanted to do the climb at first. He heard they give you a t-shirt or something. But I told him he'd have to do it without me, thank you.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I would be scared to death of climbing up there. I must have been pushed off or fell off a cliff in some previous life. LOL I am afraid of things like this.

Eki Akhwan said...

i'm a little bit height phobia ... but would love to try ... hehe ...

been to highest buildings here and in the US.

did you climb, Dina?

Maria said...

So this is really impressing!

Catherine said...

What a wonderful building ! You weren't tempted to try the climbing, Dina ?