Friday, October 23, 2009

Shorncliffe Pier Skywatch

Shorncliffe pier was built in 1872 and is reminiscent of many piers in England from the same era. This area was once a seaside town but as Brisbane's footprint continues to expand it has become an outer suburb. You can tell as you walk around that the people in charge have tried to retain the character of the place with all sorts of historical buildings and street furniture - like these great Victorian-looking lamp posts.
That's the southern tip of Moreton Island in the distance - one of the worst-affected areas of the horrific oil-tanker disaster in March. Thankfully after months of hard work and millions of dollars, the mess has been cleaned up.

7 comments:

observer said...

i used to travel out to shorncliffe to play cricket - my team was on the north side, i lived on the southside, it always seemed a very long day when we played at shorncliffe, but it's doesn't seem as far as i remember

super photo

J Bar said...

Beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Steffe said...

Great to see that they are staying with the Victorian style.

Gaelyn said...

The pier looks to go all the way to the island. Nice perspective against a clear blue sky.

Christina. Sweden said...

Seems lik a long but very nice walk on a sunny day. Thanks for showing, I love skywatching all over the world

Pearl Maple said...

Great photo, looks like a lovely day to be out on the bay.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photo and composition! The sky is such a pretty blue.

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