Saturday, 12 June 2010

Weekend Reflections - Looking at Light (9)

In 1816 Governor Macquarie commissioned Australia’s first lighthouse at South Head to guide the ships to his fledgling colony and the emerging trading town of Sydney.

He was so impressed with the lighthouse design by convict architect Francis Greenway that he granted his freedom. Greenway went on to build many impressive Sydney buildings with the Governor and became Government Architect.

For more reflections visit James' Newtown Area Photo.

10 comments:

J Bar said...

I like these lighthouses they've put around the city this year.

T. Becque said...

Neat photo and reflection!

Dina said...

So nice of them to free such a convict.
Beautiful picture!

Peter said...

beaut glow and ghostly reflection

Cezar and Léia said...

Fascinating!I love the blue reflections,just adorable!
Happy weekend,
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg and little LUNA ( our kitty ) from WE LOVE LUNA

Greyscale Territory said...

A stunning, neonic blast of blue in the dark of night!

diane said...

Great shot. I can't work out where you took it from.

eileeninmd said...

A gorgeous blue reflection! Great capture, Ann! Happy weekend!

Clytie said...

How very gorgeous and eerie! Love it!

awarewriter said...

Unusual and effective image.