Bay Marker Lookout, Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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Spiralling upward.... Bay Marker Lookout, Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Our homepage today is bird’s-eye view of one of the five Sydney Olympic Park Markers, cone-shaped earth mounds installed for the 2000 Olympics in Australia. They are cleverly placed to look from the air like the Australian flag’s Southern Cross. From the ground, the Bay Marker pictured here gives a stunning full-360-degree view of Wentworth Common - a large grassy park - and the larger Olympic Park and stadium. You can also look over Homebush Bay (the community and the body of water) to the north. It’s a dramatic melding of urban landscape, the city skyline, the wetlands and greenery, rivers and beaches.