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Photographed with a Canon 400D.

This is part of the wall of the cannon military structures that were built on Botany Bay to guard against invasions from the sea.

It is just across from Bare Island. In 1885 concerned British colonists thought an invasion from Russians was imminent. Bare Island Fort was built to protect “Sydney’s back door”- Botany Bay – thus settling the minds of the early settlers.

This is La Perouse in the southern area of Sydney, Australia.

Sydney group, March 2010.
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392 views as of Apr 27, 2012.

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • Larry3
    Larry3almost 5 years ago

    Excellent composition

  • Thanks Larry. I see you have some similar shots.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 5 years ago

    I agree Michael – wonderful composition and colour – and great textures!

  • Gee thanks Sharon & thanks for the fave. Yes .. it’s the textures I like & I suppose the sense of history. I wasn’t expecting this one to get any faves so that’s a real bonus.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Sharon House
    Sharon Housealmost 5 years ago

    It is a great image Michael – and very much appeals to me – and the La Perouse…hmmm – brings back a bit of a reminder from my shool days – but I can’t quite remember what ….lol
    History (as we knew it back then) was not my most favourite subject :o))

  • Thanks Sharon. I liked the image but couldn’t quite put it into words.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bev Woodman
    Bev Woodmanalmost 5 years ago

    Ooh! interesting stuff Michael. I’ve got heaps of convicts in my dad’s line so naturally I love anything to do with our early convict days. I love the image, you’ve brought out the era that it belongs to in this one – great work♥

  • Thanks Bev. I’m glad you like it. I think I could feel the history at this place & am glad I captured an essence of it.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Suellen Cook
    Suellen Cookalmost 5 years ago

    I like this image’s richness of tone, and intriguing composition leaving me wondering what happened here.

  • A lovely comment & compliment Suellen. Thank you very much.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsalmost 5 years ago

    I like the image Michael… is this where the golf course is and Heli pad? great shot btw.

  • Thanks Mark. Yep that’s it. Between Bare Island & the golf course. I thought I’d seen an image of this spot in your gallery & was searching your pics for a better description. It’s a fascinating area. Will try for some better shots of the coastal golf course next time.

    – Michael Matthews

  • John  Kowalski
    John Kowalskialmost 5 years ago

    Lovely historical shot Michael, textures, colour and lighting are spot on …. nicely captured!!

  • Thanks John. The lighting was tricky with the sunken area but I took a few from different positions & picked the best.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyeralmost 5 years ago

    An interesting image Michael.

  • Thanks Trish.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Jen Waltmon
    Jen Waltmonalmost 5 years ago

    Great, haunting image :)

  • Thanks for the compliment Jen.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    wat a unique work

  • Thank you for the visit & the compliment Bobby.

    – Michael Matthews

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