Friday, 7 May 2010

Sydney in Photographs

As promised here are some photos from our return visit to Sydney.  These are two of the gorgeous little blue (fairy) penguins in the Sydney Aquarium:
And this is a slighty less attractive inmate:

We visited the Chinese Garden which was an oasis of calm in the middle of the city:

Then there was our trip to the stunning Blue Mountains:

Here's a picture of the double-decker train we travelled on to Katoomba in the Blue Mountains:
The photo above was taken in Darling Harbour shows a lovely combination of old and new that is apparent throughout Sydney.
This is the Observatory, with a time-ball very reminiscent of ours in Greenwich and below is a photo of the view of the Rocks area and the Harbour Bridge from Observatory Hill:
Below is our hotel, the Victoria Court in Potts Point (down the road from the infamous King's Cross) which was a delight of original features including the lovely balconies and beautiful stained glass windows.
These terraces are some of the original building in the Rocks area of Sydney, a great place for a mooch full of cafes, galleries, markets, museums and interesting art and craft places these days.
This is the beautiful dome of the QVB, the Queen Victoria Building, a very classy shopping mall.

Then, of course, there are the beaches and the harbour.  We went on the famous Manly Ferry -
and enjoyed a lovely time at the beach where the policemen seem to have a rather good lifestyle!
And we visited Bondi:
Oops, grey clouds in that photo, what happened there?!!  Back to the blue skies in Manly and some interesting art deco architecture and some modern sculpture alongside.
I hope you enjoyed this quick whizz around Sydney, tomorrow - Tokyo!!


  1. The blue mountains look fantastic in a photo so in real life they must be unbelievable! A double-decker train - wow - I didn't know there were such things.
    Teresa x

  2. Hi Lis, I can't believe it I live just down the road from Potts Point. We could have met up. Cheers Sharron


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