Sydney

Update (August 6th, 2015): This post, along with a few others have been sitting in my drafts folder on WP for a few years (!!) already.  Clearly, it’s time to do something about this.  Even I’ve already switched to a different format for image uploads… OK, here we do, I’ll try to finish all the drafts in the next few days.  Cheers.

I only have one evening.  If you only have one evening…  One evening in a wonderfully interesting city…  Get a guide!  Someone who has been there before.  I was lucky-enough to find such guide and we spent a beautiful evening together, walking around Sydney.  I highly recommend this city as a must-see for everyone.  I need to spend a week here, at least.  Sydney has the charm of a place oh-so-very-foreign to us, Americans; and yet it is so much like home with skyscrapers, well-groomed streets, etc.

Of course, the anti-aircraft guns!  How can we do without them being the first thing I see?!

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Impressive architecture here.  Quite impressive!

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Gorgeous park in the middle of the city.  And the water is so amazingly still.

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Highway to…  Not sure but I’m sure I’ll be walking over there.

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The city, by the way, is very skatable, it seems.  I need to bring my skates over next time I visit; this way I can see much more of the city much faster.

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Nice here in winter :-).  August is their winter, you know.  I wonder how it is here in summer…

Update (08-06-2015): Ha!  I suppose it’s been almost exactly two years now!

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Look at these roses!  Their multi-colored…  Cool :-)

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Oh, but of course!

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How did they get the whole thing to glow like that?!

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AHA!  The mirror on top :-) and the lamp is on the bottom.  Interesting idea.

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Would you like some grapes with your water?  ;-)

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The city is somehow quite peaceful at night.

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Next time, perhaps, I’ll bring a tripod, too.

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OK, but I don’t see what all the fuss is about…

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Wish I had time to visit this place.

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Even the back alley leading to the bridge is super-clean.  And this is after a whole day of people throwing shit all over the place.  Respect!

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OK, yessir.

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Friends forever?  I thought the locks are more for lovers, no?

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I like this photo, and the view.  Love the view.

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Lovely here.  I definitely need to return to Sydney for a longer time.

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Quite a bridge, huh?

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Of course I would find a Hello Kitty store.  Too bad it’s closed.

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Wait, what?  Ducks?  I like ducks, too.

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Overall, I’m quite impressed with Australia and Sydney specifically.  It is a different place.  Different from many places I have been to.  I will make plans to return here.  Matter of fact, I’m already making plans to visit in 2016, if the stars align.

Toodles.

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