Friday, September 29, 2006

Evening glory in Manly





















Manly is a seaside resort located seven miles from Sydney on the north shore. Its situation is unique in that it boasts a spectacular surf beach on the ocean side and some wonderful protected coves on the bay side. Discovered by Captain Phillip in 1788, it was named after the local clans of aborigines who greeted him with 'manly' gestures. The Quarantine Station was built there in 1832 to segregate ill passengers when they stepped off the ships arriving from England. Manly remained quite isolated until Henry Gilbert Smith bought some land there in 1853, introduced a ferry service and started to plant along Manly Cove the iconic Norfolk Pines that are now so deeply associated with the place. Two superb specimen here.

7 comments:

Curly said...

This is a nice image, and wonderful strands of light filtering through the clouds.

Curly's Photoshop

norman said...

Next time you're in Manly, Nathalie, head out past the Manly Hospital towards North Head for some of the best views of Port Jackson. You also pass the impresive former Catholic Training College (now one of the many mushrooming hospitality training centres) and arrive above a fairy penguin colony.
Recently, political correctness in one of its especially insane moments, saw an attempt in Manly to re-name them "Little Penguins"; but for once sanity prevailed. There's also a Fairy Bower at Manly, although it was always popular for heterosexual encounters, so instead of re-naming it, when I was there a month ago, I found they simply seemed to have "forgotten" the old name.

Meg Nakagawa said...

Catholic Training College - hospitality training. Hummmmm..... Nathalie, do you think they have a beautiful campus, also? Love the photo. Lovely.

Anonymous said...

Nice shot, I've been to Manly and loved it...

Sally said...

Hey Nathalie, Just wondering if you are plannign to put the links in to the other City Daily Photos? It's a great way of generating traffic to all our sites!

Anonymous said...

they're grand, i like the lighting.

Felicia said...

Heavenly photo, great shot!