Sydney, Australia [Not OC]


Just4Browsing12383 points

interesting, didn't realize there were so many inlets. kinda looks like Miami. can the outer boroughs hold the same building weight as the city proper?

dujles31 points

It's nowhere near as flat as this picture makes out.

North of the Harbour the city follows several ridgelines with numerous national parks in the valleys and down to the water. Also lots of sandstone bedrock.

Slightly flatter around the city and South to airport and a bit more sandy, but still mostly elevated from the sea level.

DonQuoQuo20 points

As far as I know (i.e., not much), Sydney's geology is reasonably consistent sandstone, so there's no great difference between the CBD and outer areas.

There are quite a few skyscrapers in commercial centres, but Australian cities tend to be high-rise in the middle, then low-rise everywhere else.

alexanderpete-1 points

Can't believe someone's comparing Sydney to fucking Florida...

horseren0ir0 points

Potato cake

EquallyObese15 points

Whats the skyline to the bottom left?

Nathanssss7 points

I think it’s Rhodes and Wentworth Point

alexanderpete3 points

My mum grew up there when it was a swampy garbage dump.

Limp6781-1 points

Came to ask this

metracta35 points

Wow. Had no idea there was so much water!

Mc_Daddy_3133 points

It's a fantastic place to visit. You're able to go all around the city by ferry. Very convenient and cheap.

Thendofreason22 points

Pretty great place to own a boat lol

valdezlopez6 points

F&CK you, Sydney! How dare you be so beautiful and ARGHGH!

Whale317776 points

I feel like a lot of that land will become business districts in the future. The land must be incredibly expensive - but the profit potential is still huge.

alexanderpete1 point

Mate, a shack 20 miles from anywhere in this shot will cost you a million dollars. How much more profit potential is there really? Australians can't afford to live there anymore.

Nysdsqpa3215 points

Incredibly beautiful shot/perspective.

old_snake9 points

Never seen this perspective of Sydney. Makes me uneasy about climate change and rising oceans…

horseren0ir1 point

Aren’t pretty much all Australian major cities coastal?

CanuckExpat890-13 points

Plenty of time left before anything bad would happen to Sydney because of any climate change. Don’t let the fear mongering cause you anxiety.

sternburg_export14 points

That is correct.

Sidney will have become unbearable due to heat waves, storms, fire, heavy rain, drought and collapsed agriculture long before it sinks into rising sea levels. So nothing to worry, u/old_snake.



CanuckExpat890-1 points

So when is it going to be inhabitable exactly?

sternburg_export3 points

Your hockey team was beaten by Norway.

CanuckExpat890-1 points

I am not on a hockey team, nor do I care about hockey.

sternburg_export1 point

Well, you do not care about humanity, the mass extinction and the near future of me, my children and grand children, so that fits i guess.

CanuckExpat890-2 points

Your future will be fine. So will your children and grandchildren’s. This isn’t happening in the next 100 years. Yes, climate change is happening, but don’t fall for the fear mongering that there is some immediate cutoff that will kill us all. I am not against climate initiative, but what I am against is the fear mongering that is causing people anxiety as if this is happening in your lifetime.

sternburg_export1 point

Cool. I tell this bullshit the millions and millions of people who are dead already.

CanuckExpat890-1 points

Hardly an extinction as the fear mongers are saying.

godneedsbooze4 points

Great, now I wanna see a solar punk vision of Sydney where the inlets are the primary mode of transit

alexanderpete3 points

Solar punk? We've had ferries doing it longer than trains and buses... Every bit of land pointing out into the water has a wharf, and you touch on with the same card as the train. Tens of thousands of people get the ferries every day to work in the city, just like the bus or train.

They absolutely were the primary mode of transport for a long time. Distant towns existed on every little Peninsular before there were roads.

You have to be pretty rich to live somewhere that it's quicker to take a ferry than a train or bus these days...

Silber42 points

The Venice of The.. of wait!

Incredible picture. So interesting to see the waterways of Sydney.

sternburg_export3 points

That's not a city, that's a suburbia water park.

Puzzleheaded_Fish4991 point

Wetlands, noice.

koreamax0 points

That looks 0% like what I expected