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    Sydney's urban area is in a coastal basin, which is bordered by the Pacific Ocean to the East, the Blue Mountains to the West, the Hawkesbury River to the North and the Royal National Park to the South. It lies on a submergent coastline, where the ocean level has risen to flood deep river valleys (ria) carved in the hawkesbury sandstone. Port Jackson, better known as Sydney Harbour, is one such ria and is the largest natural harbour in the world. The Sydney area is not affected by significant earthquakes.

    The urban area has around 70 harbour and ocean beaches, including the famous Bondi Beach. Sydney's urban area covers 1,687 km2 (651 sq mi) as of 2001. The Sydney Statistical Division, used for census data, is the unofficial metropolitan area and covers 12,145 km2 (4,689 sq mi). This area includes the Central Coast, the Blue Mountains, and national parks and other unurbanised land.

    Geographically, Sydney lies over two regions: the Cumberland Plain, a relatively flat region lying to the south and west of the harbour, and the Hornsby Plateau, a sandstone plateau lying mainly to the north of the harbour and dissected by steep valleys. The parts of the city with the oldest European development are located in the flat areas south of the harbour. The North Shore was slower to develop because of its hilly topography and lack of access across the harbour. The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932 and linked the North Shore to the rest of the city.

    Tim-Bustin, Francesco Biagini, suziqb, and 37 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. dravens.halo [deleted] 33 months ago | reply

      gorgeous colours Rhys!!! Stunning photo our our beautiful harbour & city

    2. marin.tomic 33 months ago | reply

      my uncle and his family came for a visit to croatia last week, i promised i would go visit them in sydney in a year or two :D to make a photo like this...yes!

    3. suka 37 33 months ago | reply

      good job ..
      seen in friends' photos ..

      could you visit my new photo please ..

    4. Jay Daley 33 months ago | reply

      Lovely sky Rhys! I love the warm tones and the great light on the opera house. Nicely done.

    5. madarchie0 - thanks for 1.8 million views!! 33 months ago | reply

      All class Rhys - spectacular colour and exposure!

    6. Lucid Dreamer ♥ 33 months ago | reply

      Gorgeous shot of these great icons. Love the colours.

    7. H-L-Andersen 33 months ago | reply

      Congrats on this one Rhys!!

    8. John Finnan 33 months ago | reply

      Well Done Rhys !!

    9. bytegirl24 33 months ago | reply

      fantastic color and PoV, nicely done!

    10. Snapper's Pics 33 months ago | reply

      Bests time to get pics of the city. Nice colours caught Rhys

    11. PeteHuu 33 months ago | reply

      fabulous early tones, gorgeous light stars and reflections, amazing beauty capture Rhys

    12. bigvern1263 33 months ago | reply

      Great colours over the coathanger, nice view rhys.

    13. itsgottabered 33 months ago | reply

      Now that is awesome Rhys, superb colours and composition. Sweet shot mate!!

    14. annaloffredi 33 months ago | reply

      wow very very beautiful!

    15. diah123 33 months ago | reply

      wow spectacular sunrise, its very beautiful.

    16. jordannek 33 months ago | reply

      beautiful perspective on the city here.

    17. Life with Jordy 22 months ago | reply

      Hey Ryhs, Great pic mate!

      This photo has appeared in a website

      I found this site because one of my photos was being used illegally and I traced it there using Google images search.

      Just for your info. The author of that blog is simply sharing work or posting photos illegally for others to use as FB cover photos! I hate it when people copy my work without permission.



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