The Bridge and Opera House immediately identify Sydney to non-residents the way Flinders St station identifies Melbourne or the Golden Gate bridge signifies San Francisco. I’d say the street pic in the ABC article was more just “Sydney city street with people and vehicles” that just happened to have a bit of tram visible.
In these days of bland mass produced items where a Citadis tram could be anywhere, a W class tram immediately identifies as a unique symbol of Melbourne while the C or D class are mass produced generics that are just trams, not “Melbourne trams” in any particular way. The C2s are so generic they originated in another city and operated in right handed traffic as well as they run left handed in Melbourne, and even retained the Mulhouse yellow colour scheme for a while.
I reckon it’ll be a while before the Bridge and Opera House are displaced as the easy visual cues for Sydney.
> On 6 May 2021, at 11:03 am, David McLoughlin mcloughlin.dj@...> wrote:
> Just to emphasise my point, here is the exact same ABC story, but published by Radio NZ and using both the bridge and opera house as its depiction of Sydney :-O
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