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.