360 Degrees Around Sydney.

On Monday, my daughter and I visited Sydney Tower Eye, which is the tallest point in Sydney and offers such an expansive view of this sprawling city, that you can see about 80 kilometres away in all directions.

Construction of the Sydney Tower was completely in 1981. It is 304 metres tall and weighs 2,239 tons. It cost $26 million to construct the entire building. Taking the lift, it takes 44 seconds to get 250 metres above sea level.

Sydney Tower might not be the tallest in the world but it overlooks the world's largest natural harbour.

Sydney Tower might not be the tallest in the world but it overlooks the world’s largest natural harbour.

Of course, the incredible beauty of Sydney Harbour makes this a knock out view, it’s also so intriguing to view my home town from a different perspective and be a bird for a few hours looking down. It reminds me of that great scene in the movie: Dead Poet’s Society where Mr Keating gets the boys to stand on their desks to see that same old ordinary classroom with fresh eyes.

Miss standing next to a model of Sydney Tower.

Miss standing next to a model of Sydney Tower.

So, please come and let your eyes do the walking. Join me on a 360 Degree Photographic Tour of Sydney where I’ll share views from the tower with views from the ground and even a few intriguing facts about this incredible place.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge viewed from Sydney Tower Eye.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge viewed from Sydney Tower Eye.

Unfortunately, the view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, also known as “the Coathanger”, wasn’t great from the Sydney Tower Eye, being seriously over-cluttered by other buildings and poor urban planning.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House viewed from a ferry looking East.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House viewed from a ferry looking East.

Sydney Opera House

Speaking of crowded views, here's a back-end view of the Sydney Opera House. It's a bit like reading

Speaking of crowded views, here’s a back-end view of the Sydney Opera House. It’s a bit like reading “Where’s Wally?”!

The Spectacular White Sails of the Sydney Opera House.

The Spectacular White Sails of the Sydney Opera House.

East Looking Towards The Heads and the Naval Base at Garden Island.

Looking East Towards Sydney Heads and the Naval Base at Garden Island.

Looking East Towards Sydney Heads and the Naval Base at Garden Island.

HMAS Toowoomba

HMAS Toowoomba at Garden Island.

Darling Harbour and Looking West Towards the Blue Mountains.

Darling Harbour viewed from Sydney Tower Eye.

Darling Harbour viewed from Sydney Tower Eye.

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary's Cathedral viewed through Hyde Park.

St Mary’s Cathedral viewed through Hyde Park.

Catching a glimpse of the funeral of much loved Australian Horse, Bart Cummings from the Sydney Tower Eye.

Catching a glimpse of the funeral of much loved Australian Horse, Bart Cummings from the Sydney Tower Eye.

St Mary's Cathedral -street level.

St Mary’s Cathedral -street level.

Inside St Mary's Cathedral.

Inside St Mary’s Cathedral.

ANZAC War Memorial, Hyde Park.

ANZAC War Memorial, Hyde Park.

The Queen Victoria Building.

Queen Victoria Building, viewed from the Sydney Tower Eye.

Queen Victoria Building, viewed from the Sydney Tower Eye.

The Queen Victoria Building or "QVB" , Southern end.

The Queen Victoria Building or “QVB” , Southern end.

The Lavish interior of the QVB.

The Lavish interior of the QVB.

Kings Cross's Famous Coca Cola sign viewed from the Sydney Tower Eye.

Kings Cross’s Famous Coca Cola sign viewed from the Sydney Tower Eye.

Goodbye from your tour hosts.

Goodbye from your tour hosts.

Thank you very much for joining us on our 360 Degree Photographic Tour of Sydney!

xx Rowena & Miss.

4 thoughts on “360 Degrees Around Sydney.

  1. roweeee Post author

    Thanks very much, Merril. It really was a day I’ll never forget and Miss wrote a post card to her class and said she didn’t get the part but she went up Sydney Tower. We posted it from there…the highest working post office in the Southern Hemisphere. xx Ro

  2. roweeee Post author

    Like that. My daughter wasn’t too sure about going up there and has always been scared of heights but we’ve encouraged her over the years and she’ll talk through it with us and I tell her I’m there like my Dad did for me whenever I used to get scared and she settles for that.

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