Sydney - Day 2

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Sydney Opera House as seen from Circular Quay

Left the hotel early this morning to go exploring.

It's been raining on and off all day so far - just like yesterday.

I wandered down to Circular Quay - there are excellent views of the Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera house from there.  I then hiked around Sydney Cove to the opera house (Bennelong Point) where I took pictures from every imaginable angle! I took too many to post here, but I will post some of them (as soon as I find computer that can either talk to my camera or read my memory cards).

I then hiked through the Royal Botanic Garden.  This place was incredible!  Even though I spent quite awhile wandering through there, I probably only saw about half of the place.

The Sydney Harbor Bridge as seen from the Sydney Opera House.
  While strolling through one section of the garden, I kept hearing a load shrieking coming from the trees.  I kept looking up to try and figure out what was making the noise.  I suddenly realized that what I saw hanging from a tree wasn't fruit but large bats (see picture below labelled "Strange wildlife #3")!.  I then noticed that they were in all of the trees in that area - and they were flying around, too (see picture labelled "Strange wildlife #4").  These things had a wing span of around 2 feet!  They were interesting to watch them, but a little creepy, too.

I then continued completely around Farm Cove, around Mrs. Macquaries Point and about half way around Woolloomooloo Bay before I turned back around.

I backtracked back to Sydney Cove and Circular Quay and then over to the Sydney Harbor bridge.

The Sydney Harbor Bridge and the Sydney Opera house as seen from the Royal Botanic Garden.
  This bridge is massive!  Again, I took a lot pictures and then continued to walk over the bridge to the other side of the Harbor.  On my way across I went to the top of one of the pylons to get a good look and the city and the harbor.  While I was on the bridge I could see the bridge climbers at the top of the arch and all I could think of was how far up that was and that I would be up there in less than 24 hours!

After seeing the bridge I headed back down to the area of town that my hotel is in.  I just finished lunch, wanted to get the blog udpated and then I will be heading out again.  I've got a Sydney Pass which is a 7 day pass for the Bus, Train and Ferry, so I may not do as much walking this afternoon.

This city is huge!  From what I can see, due to the weird coastline, Sydney has at least 3 separate skylines.  I was also suprised at the sheer numbers of people on the street today during lunch - it remined me of New York.

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Sydney Opera House as seen from Ci…
Sydney Opera House as seen from C…
The Sydney Harbor Bridge as seen f…
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Strange wildlife #1
Strange wildlife #1
Strange wildlife #2
Strange wildlife #2
Strange wildlife #3
Strange wildlife #3
Strange wildlife #4
Strange wildlife #4
Syline as seen from near the Sydne…
Syline as seen from near the Sydn…
Skyline as seen from the Royal Bot…
Skyline as seen from the Royal Bo…
Skyline as seen from the Royal Bot…
Skyline as seen from the Royal Bo…
Syline
Syline
Syline and Circular Quay as seen f…
Syline and Circular Quay as seen …
Market Square, I believe.  On my w…
Market Square, I believe. On my …
A park at Circular Quay.
A park at Circular Quay.
A park at Circular Quay.
A park at Circular Quay.
I love the first part of this sign!
I love the first part of this sign!
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300