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This photograph by David Mist was taken whilst the photographer was gathering images for his 1969 publication, Sydney: a book of photographs.
It’s unusual to find a post-1930s view of Sydney Harbour that doesn’t feature the iconic ‘coathanger’ bridge. In search of a new perspective, David Mist climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge to obtain this fresh perspective on southern pylon and the area around Circular Quay. On the left side of the image, below the bridge, is Pier One, a cargo wharf at the time this photograph was taken and now home to a hotel.
Post by Kathy Hackett, Photo Librarian
Photography by David Mist
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