Balmain, Friday November 24th 2006.
The HQ of the New South Wales Police Marine Area Command, who are better known as 'Water Rats' due to a popular TV drama series from the late 1990's. Water Police were the first civilian form of policing established in NSW. In 1789, one year after the colony was founded, Governor Phillip created a 'Row Boat Guard' to patrol Sydney Cove for smugglers and convicts attempting to pass letters to ships anchored in the harbour.
Canon 1D Mk II. EF 17-35mm f/2.8L@17mm 1/200s f/8 ISO 200.