Writing prompt: Sydney Harbour

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is such an iconic structure it is instantly recognisable the world over. Whenever we visit our son and our grandchildren in Sydney we cross this wonderful bridge a number of times on every visit. They live several railway stations north of the bridge or about an hour’s walk from home.

We have driven over the bridge, gone over it numerous times on trains, walked across it and gone under it on ferries. The only thing I haven’t done is the Bridge Climb OVER it (see photo below). Getting a bit old and shaky in the knees for that. Should have done it for my 60th Birthday Bash as I had planned.

Writing prompts:

  • If you have been to Sydney write about your experiences.
  • If you have been on the Bridge Climb describe the sensation of being up so high.
  • If you have not been on the climb, imagine what it would be like, describing the experiences.
  • Notice the huge pylons on each side and at each end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Imagine a murder takes place inside one of the towers. Write a short story about how this occurs, and the aftermath.
  • Write about the most unusual bridge you have ever seen.
  • Write about any rickety, unsafe or downright dangerous bridge you have crossed. (For me that would have to be the suspension bridges crossed while trekking in the Everest region of Nepal. DON”T look down!)
  • Write about a ferry ride on Sydney Harbour that turns very sour; someone is murdered or thrown overboard.
  • Write a poem about the beautiful harbour, the waves or the bridge itself.

Good writing.


People doing the "Bridge climb" in Sydney

People doing the “Bridge climb” in Sydney