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Pottinger Street Viaduct, Parbury Park, Cliff Top Walk, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: Parbury Lane at Dawes Point (Sydney)

This post is the second of five Fotoeins Fridays in June, all from Australia’s most populous city, Sydney.

In one of the oldest sections of the city, I wander over to the Clifftop Walk and to Parbury Lane with a view to Piers 1 to 3 in Walsh Bay and the city landmark that is the Harbour Bridge. There are few people around, save for the occasional resident running errands or poked their head out the door to say ‘hello’. At the southern foot of the Harbour Bridge, the small peninsula is divided roughly east-west into The Rocks and Dawes Point, respectively.

I made the photo above on 16 March 2013 with the Canon 450D, 18-55 kit-glass, and settings: 1/500-sec, f/8, ISO200, and 18mm focal length (29mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie on fotoeins.com at https://wp.me/p1BIdT-bCf.

"Rats", installation 58, Hassell Group, VIVID Sydney 2013, Walsh Bay, Sydney, Australia

Glowing beady-eyed RATS in Sydney

If you’re wondering if there’s been an outbreak of radioactive rodents in the southern metropolis, you need not worry.

But at the start of the 20th century, the unthinkable happened.

Flea-ridden rats from trading ships swarmed into Sydney in 1900 and brought bubonic plague into Australia. Port authorities built a secondary seawall around the shoreline to help prevent more rats from entering the city, marking a key development in the future evolution of the city’s port facility. As a major port of entry into the country, Sydney was hit hardest, and Australians suffered 12 major outbreaks between 1900 and 1925.

But it’s the 21st-century, the cause and cure for the Black Death are well-known, and outbreaks of the plague are contained to a handful of cases annually.

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