Playing tourist for the day

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I spent the day sightseeing in Sydney today. I like to visit Circular Quay and the Rocks, visit some of my favourite shops and check out the beautiful Sydney harbour. Robyn decided she would like to come with me; it is the same everywhere, people never sightsee in their own back yard, and Robyn had not been into Circular Quay for some years. We wandered from the train station around to the Opera House where I took a photo or two of the house and the harbour. Next, we went into the historic Rocks area where we stopped for lunch before heading back to the Quay and hopping on a ferry that would take us across the harbour, under the Harbour Bridge to Luna Park, then around into Darling Harbour where we hopped off and walked into the city. We strolled around the beautiful QVB (Queen Victoria Building) for a little while then headed over to the State Library for a photographic exhibition of World Press Photo 08 - This exhibition features the award-winning photographs from the 51st annual World Press Photo contest. This was a fantastic exhibition and if it comes to a town near you, I highly recommend going to have a look.

Sweetski says:
I like the sound of 'Darling Harbour' ;) What's the story behind that name?
Posted on: Jul 23, 2008
jendara says:
For me, a nice memory:)
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
acowboy says:
I so badly wanna go back!! '09 for sure!!
Posted on: Jul 22, 2008
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From Circular Quay train station
From Circular Quay train station
From Circular Quay train station
From Circular Quay train station
From Circular Quay train station
From Circular Quay train station
Museum of Contemporary Art
Museum of Contemporary Art
A traditional Aussie busker
A traditional Aussie busker
Circular Quay Writers Walk - From…
Circular Quay Writers' Walk - Fro…
All Aboard! Here is where you hop …
All Aboard! Here is where you hop…
A Kodak moment
A Kodak moment
The Sydney harbour from the Quay
The Sydney harbour from the Quay
The Sydney harbour from the Quay
The Sydney harbour from the Quay
Robyn following the 1788 shoreline…
Robyn following the 1788 shorelin…
Following the 1788 shoreline – t…
Following the 1788 shoreline – …
Ferries at the Quay
Ferries at the Quay
1844 shorline marker - its very i…
1844 shorline marker - it's very …
The markers crossed over one anoth…
The markers crossed over one anot…
Moore Stairs - have been in public…
Moore Stairs - have been in publi…
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
Harbour Ferry
Harbour Ferry
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
Circular Quay
The Sydney Opera House (Just in ca…
The Sydney Opera House (Just in c…
The Fort Macquarie Tram Sheds - on…
The Fort Macquarie Tram Sheds - o…
From a Garrison to one of the worl…
From a Garrison to one of the wor…
Tile detail of the Opera House
Tile detail of the Opera House
Tile detail of the Opera House
Tile detail of the Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera Ho…
Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera H…
Details of the Opera House
Details of the Opera House
Details of the Opera House
Details of the Opera House
A different view of Sydney
A different view of Sydney
The Sails of the Opera House
The Sails of the Opera House
Guillaume at Bennelong - The Sydne…
Guillaume at Bennelong - The Sydn…
Getting ready for my welcoming par…
Getting ready for my welcoming pa…
It’s really for FIFA, Sydney is …
It’s really for FIFA, Sydney is…
Bidding to host the 2018 and 2022 …
Bidding to host the 2018 and 2022…
A little bit of Sydney and Austral…
A little bit of Sydney and Austra…
A little bit of Sydney and Austral…
A little bit of Sydney and Austra…
A little bit of Sydney and Austral…
A little bit of Sydney and Austra…
A little bit of Sydney and Austral…
A little bit of Sydney and Austra…
A little bit of Sydney and Austral…
A little bit of Sydney and Austra…
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