A Photo A Week Challenge: Cityscapes

City Views

As I rarely visit large cities all my cityscapes are from my photo archive. When I do visit a city I am always keen to see the view from a high point so if there is an observation deck in a city building, an Observation Wheel or a cable car you can be sure I’ll be on it. I also like to capture views from the water.

One thing that I have to say about cities is that from these angles they look more alike than they are different.

View from window of KL Tower.
Melbourne as seen from the Star Observation Wheel in Docklands.
Circular Quay Sydney from water
Leaving Sydney
Auckland rooftops from the Sky Tower.
Auckland rooftops from the Sky Tower.

Hobart is more of a low rise city.

The view from the south bedroom looking towards Mt Wellington.


I was born in England in 1957 and lived there until our family came to Australia in 1966. I grew up in Adelaide, South Australia, where I met and married my husband, David. We came together over a mutual love of trains. Both of us worked for the railways for many years, his job was with Australian National Railways, while I spent 12 years working for the STA, later TransAdelaide the Adelaide city transit system. After leaving that job I worked in hospitality until 2008. We moved to Tasmania in 2002 to live in the beautiful Huon Valley. In 2015 David became ill and passed away in October of that year. I currently co-write two blogs on WordPress.com with my sister Naomi. Our doll blog "Dolls, Dolls, Dolls", and "Our Other Blog" which is about everything else but with a focus on photographs and places in Tasmania. In November 2019 I began a new life in the house that Naomi and I intend to make our retirement home at Sisters Beach in Tasmania's northwest. Currently we have five pets between us. Naomi's two dogs Toby and Teddy and cats, Tigerwoods and Panther and my cat Polly. My dog Cindy passed away aged 16 in April 2022.

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