It’s the kind of place where the light shines like an old lighthouse, so when you’re not at work or at home, you can catch a glimpse of the sun from the window of a local barber shop.
But the city has long been known for its beauty, with Sydney’s famous sunset seen as a symbol of the city’s history.
Now that the city is experiencing its own solar eclipse, we’ve taken a closer look at how the city got its start.
Sydney has a rich history of sunsets The oldest known photograph of Sydney’s sunset is from 1696, when a sailor spotted a “sunset over the town of Sydney” in a photograph published in the Sydney Mercury.
In a later year, the same sailor took another photograph of the same spot.
The man in the second photo, George MacKenzie, captured the scene with a lens that had a lens cap.
By the 18th century, the town was nicknamed the “Sunset Coast”.
And as early as 1820, it was also known as “the town of the dead”.
And it was only in 1842 that Sydney became the first Australian city to experience a solar eclipse.
“The history of the town is one of decay and decline, and of a community of dead,” the historian and historian David Balfour wrote in The Sydney Sun.
The city’s reputation was also at risk in the 1860s and 1870s when a fire destroyed much of the old town.
In the 1880s, a fire swept through the old Townhouse building in the CBD, causing extensive damage to the historic landmark.
“A fire burnt down the town’s magnificent, almost mythological, clock tower, the only clock tower in the town,” Balfours wrote.
“It was built by Sir Arthur Lubbock, a native of Sydney who lived here from 1842 until his death in 1889.”
In the 1890s, the old Clock Tower became a tourist attraction.
By 1915, the Clock Tower was one of the last remaining structures in the old harbourfront district of Sydney, with a view of the harbour and the surrounding cliffs.
The building, now called the Old Town House, was also the home of Sydney Herald editor and former prime minister Robert Menzies.
The historic Clock Tower in the heart of the Old City, pictured in 1890.
Photo: Supplied The building was also used as a printing plant in the 1880 and 1890s.
It was also home to a number of famous people, including Charles Dickens, Charles Darwin, and John Stuart Mill.
A fire tore through the building in 1920, leaving a number, including the city manager, the chief engineer, and two women, homeless.
The fire was caused by a lightning strike.
The remains of the clock tower and the town house remain in the city today.
But it’s not just the old building that has been in the care of the Royal Sydney Museum.
Sydney’s history is a colourful one, and there are a number other buildings that are now under the care and protection of the local community.
The old Clocktower at the corner of Market and the Rocks.
Photo by James Boulton/ABC The Clock Tower is one example.
The oldest surviving clock tower remains in the building.
Photo courtesy of The Royal Sydney Art Gallery, Sydney The Royal Society of Arts has a collection of works dating from the 1820s.
The clock tower was used as the Royal Society’s printing plant, with its famous bell clock at the centre of the room.
The Bell clock has a distinctive sound that can be heard when the bell is rung.
Photo credit: Library of Sydney The Clock tower, which dates back to the 1830s, is one such example.
Photo source: The Royal Academy of Arts, Sydney In the 1800s, it also had a printing studio and was used to print a number by the names of Australian poets, such as John B. Parr and George Fitzsimons.
In 1904, it served as the location for the first annual Sydney Poetry Festival.
In 1912, it housed the first of many celebrations for Sydney’s national Poetry Day.
It’s also a popular spot for outdoor festivals such as the Sydney Folk Festival and the Sydney Arts Festival.
“I think we all need to have a bit of fun with our city, because we’re so much part of the history,” artist and historian Richard Jones told the ABC.
The Sydney Opera House has been home to many performances for more than 50 years. “
If you go to the park or the waterfront, you’ll see these old structures still standing.”
The Sydney Opera House has been home to many performances for more than 50 years.
Photo via Flickr user JT/Shutterstock A view of Sydney Harbour, a view taken on November 4, 2021, from the Royal Observatory of Sydney.
Photo copyright Alamy A view from the harbour of Sydney from the deck of a ship.
Photo from The Sydney Morning Herald. “In the