Sydney Harbour Bridge is one of my favourite places. Whether your on it, looking out at the expanse & feeling the big city vibe of Sydney City, or somewhere around the harbour looking at the bridge itself, Sydney Harbour Bridge is amazing. The reason the Bridge and it’s partner in crime, the Opera House are icons that only ever mean are recognised all over the world immediately. No other city in Australia has an equivalent. They think they do, but I can’t think of a similar landmark in an Australian City that would qualify. It’s more local legend status and there is nothing wrong with that.
So anyone not from around Sydney wouldn’t know about the “other Bridge”. It’d slightly to the west of the city and in my opinion it’s nearly as beautiful as the bridge we all know. It’s called Anzac Bridge. Anzac stands for Australia New Zealand Army Corps; the first wave of Australia and New Zealand service men and women to join the fight in WWI when the British Empire put out the call. So it’s got a historic title to go with it’s incredible image.
I spent a lot of time in this area in my 20’s. It was where I got my first full-time job and the area I had an honest to goodness social life (I remember those 😆). So when I finally got a chance when I was back in Sydney for a conference I grabbed it. I got there late so it was a little darker than I hoped. Local residents were walking, jogging and cycling through the park as I took these pics. It’s more a bridge of function than a bridge/tourist attraction like the Coathanger. But it’s pretty damn spectacular from the right angle at a good time.