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This is the Central Business District of Sydney taken from Lady Macquarie's Chair on Sydney Harbour.

A metropolis is defined as a large, busy city, often the capital of the state, region or country. Sydney is not the capital of Australia, that title goes to Canberra. But it is the capital of the state of New South Wales. It has a population of 4.6 million people and is the oldest of all Australia's cities, having been settled by Europeans in 1788 and by the Aboriginal people 30,000 years ago. Sydney's urban area covers a distance of 1,687 square kilometres and its metropolitan area covers a sprawling 12,145 square kilometres.

To see the city at all thoroughly you'd need at least 2 weeks, and in reality, I've lived here all my life and have not seen all of it yet. And if you do visit Sydney, please drop me a line so I can show you around.

About the photo: I'm not happy with the sharpness here. In hindsight I should have used a smaller aperture, probably f/11, this lens' sweetspot.

Canon 5D
15 seconds
f/8
ISO 160
32mm using 24-105mm lens
Tripod & cable release
White Balance: Tungsten
Noise Reduction on

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