The Brides of Hickson Road

As you stroll the waterfront road between Circular Quay and Walsh Bay, you are pacing along what was, in the 19th century, a very seedy area, a hotbed of criminal activity and sailors' trysts with prostitutes.

These days, you'll doubtless cross paths with a different sort of pairing. Many couples, particularly from East Asia, fly in specifically to get a batch of wedding photos shot on Hickson Rd with the Opera House as a backdrop. Brides struggle with their trains as the wind whips around the base of the Harbour Bridge.