© Harold Cazneaux, around 1934, 'Sydney Bridge', Australia

"To get on in Australia, you must make two observations. Say, ‘You have the most beautiful bridge in the world’ and ‘They tell me you trounced England again in the cricket.’ The first statement will be a lie. Sydney Bridge is big, utilitarian and the symbol of Australia, like the Statue of Liberty or the Eiffel Tower. But it is very ugly. No Australian will admit this."
(James Michener in ‘Return to Paradise’)