Sydney Harbour Bridge from Mrs Macquarie's Chair

May 28, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

One of the nicest views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as well as the Sydney Opera House is from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair which is just past the Royal Botanical Gardens. Mrs Macquarie's Chair is an exposed sandstone rock cut into the shape of a bench, on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour, hand carved by convicts from sandstone in 1810 for Governor Macquarie's wife Elizabeth. Mrs Macquarie was the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. Folklore has it that she used to sit on the rock and watch for ships from Great Britain sailing into the harbour. She was known to visit the area and sit enjoying the panoramic views of the harbour.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House

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Sunset from the same place with a departing cruise ship:

This is how Mrs Macquarie's Chair looks from the water during daytime:

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Alexandra modeling in front of Mrs Macquarie's Chair:

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More pictures of Sydney here.


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