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The Sydney Harbor Bridge
So, I have a 9 hour layover here in Sydney before I can go to New Zealand.  Ordinarially, I'd be aggravated, but in this instance, since I'm coming back to Sydney in about 10 days,  I thought I'd take the opportunity to get out and scout out any places that I might want to come back to.  I arrived a 630am so needless to say, there was nothing really crackin' when I got on the ground.  However, this was a great opportunity to catch the Opera House in some great sunrise lighting.  This place is unbelievable. I didn't know this, but there are millions of tiles covering this joint.  You learn something new everyday I guess.  I liked how open and accessible it is too.  You can go right up and touch it and not have to worry about getting arrested or anything.
Opera house sunrise
  I was laying around on the ground trying to get good photos and I guess they're immune to that so no one treated me like I was weird.  I think I got some quality photos, but I'll let you be the judge.  Warning: I'm going to upload a lot of photos of the Opera House.  I'm glad I got it out of the way, so now when I go back I can focus my energy on other aspects of the city and not have to waste time on that touristy spot.  Not to take anything away from it, because it is impressive and you can't really have been to Syndey without having seen it. 

Later, just by happenstance, I stumbled upon this coffee festival in "The Rocks" near the harbor.  Now I'm not into coffee, but I do like music and free festivals.
Roof tiles close up
  This fit both criteria.  It was probably 10am by now and Sydney was now fully on and crackin' on a Sunday morning.  I enjoyed myself and I discovered a band called Souljar which I hope to catch at some point when I'm back in Sydney.  They played "Tyrone" by Erykah Badu, and "Everyday" by Jamiroquai which won me over.  We'll see if they're gonna be around when I get back.  I also caught this exhibit at the museum of contemporary art.  Everything was created on tree bark gathered from the Outback.  It was really interesting.  This layover was a nice preview for my future excursion to Sydney.  I don't think I'm going to be disappointed.



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The Sydney Harbor Bridge
The Sydney Harbor Bridge
Opera house sunrise
Opera house sunrise
Roof tiles close up
Roof tiles close up
What can I say...this place is pic…
What can I say...this place is pi…
Trying to capture some angles of t…
Trying to capture some angles of …
Get an idea of the scale...
Get an idea of the scale...
Touching the tiles...
Touching the tiles...
Even the ground around this place …
Even the ground around this place…
You know I had a soundtrack for th…
You know I had a soundtrack for t…
The sun bounces off this joint in …
The sun bounces off this joint in…
I wasnt cool enough to get into t…
I wasn't cool enough to get into …
Some of the surrounding flora...
Some of the surrounding flora...
The bag is acquiring a taste for o…
The bag is acquiring a taste for …
I liked this angle...
I liked this angle...
From the Botanic Gardens across th…
From the Botanic Gardens across t…
Still across the way in the lush g…
Still across the way in the lush …
The longview across the harbor...
The longview across the harbor...
Museum of contemporary art...
Museum of contemporary art...
All hand-painted, very impressive.…
All hand-painted, very impressive…
Souljar...they were pretty good
Souljar...they were pretty good
Just in case you were lost...
Just in case you were lost...
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300