Queensland slightly relaxed isolation rules at the weekend. We took to the river, rather than the road. We felt spoilt, a CityCat ferry ride, a walk along the boardwalk in the Autumn sunshine, followed by a picnic in the Botanical Gardens.
The afternoon light, playing on the dome of Customs House, caught my eye.
The former Customs House, on the corner of Alfred and Young streets completed in 1845, was altered in 1887 and 1903. Conservation and renovation of the building took place 1995 to 1997.
Photographs from Vivid Sydney – a festival of light, music and ideas.
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In its report on the donation of the Customs House clock to the Newcastle Museum following the 1989 earthquake, the abc advises that
Customs administration was first established in 1828 and was housed at various locations until the current building was built and occupied in 1877.
You can see the time-ball on top of the tower of the building, which dropped everyday at 1pm enabling sailing ship captains to synchronize their ships chronometers.
The leaning tower is due to the camera lens I was using when I took the picture.