This is a seriously big boat! The Queen Mary 2 docked in sydney for one day only 20.02.2007
Kate an i waited right near Mrs Macquaries Chair for the second boat the Queen Elizabeth 2 to cross paths with her big sister. Unfortunately we forgot the champagne (lots of other people remembered tho!)
This shot was taken just as she passed Mrs Macquaries Chair (look how little the pirate ship - oh sorry - tall ship looks!)
The QE got so close to the harbour bridge i honestly thought it was gonna try to go under it (it had no chance!....or rather the bridge had no chance!) But it just swung around and backed into the harbour.
Fort Denison and city skyline at dusk... Playing with slow shutter photography
zee opera house by night (and me playing with fisheye distortion in PSP!)
Pretty aint it????
Yep we even stayed up late for the fireworks! i like this one the best out of the oh 100 photos i took of the fire works!
Overall tho, im really glad we went. We'll probably never see those two boats together again and it was a great night to be living in sydney. And Yep Karen, people did get locked in the botanical gardens. Was quite amusing to see 60 years olds trying to jump the fence!
The city was a little underprepared for the whole event. Traffic was terrible and there were people everywhere! It was like New years eve! I was so glad we caught the train. The fireworks finished about 9.30. It took probably an hour to walk to the train station (we were barely moving among all the crowd) and then our train was all stations (sigh). We got home about 11.30. Not too bad, tho i was pretty tired and sore (not used to exercise - or carrying a heavy tripod all thru the city)the next day. Worth it tho.