The Fish Market & Powerhouse Museum

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Sydney Fish Market prawn bar
With plenty of sights still to see, we decided to keep it a little cultural. A visit to a museum preceded by lunch down at the Sydney Fish Market. The second biggest fish market in the world, every sort of sealife was there to buy to cook yourself or be cooked for you, or even eat raw if Sushi is your thing. We had missed English fish and chips a bit so that was the choice for Kyle, although I was a bit more adventurous and chose some BBQ octopus on my platter. It really tasted a lot better than it looked.

Afterwards we took the rediculously overpriced tram to the Powerhouse Museum. Inside is the oldest steam engine in the world, dating from 1785, called the Boulton & Watt steam engine. I was more a fan of the Cyberworlds exhibit, a look at computers' evolution since their invention, the world's musical instrument section and an exhibit on product design by famous designers such as Marc Newson. Its main appeal was the hands-on approach you get, where by pretty much each artefact in the museum has a Mac next to it with some sort of interaction, ranging from designing your own quilt to choosing your transport policies if you were transport minister for Sydney - especially popular with the resident transport planner on our trip.
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Sydney Fish Market prawn bar
Sydney Fish Market prawn bar
Mud crabs
Mud crabs
BBQ octopus - quite nice!
BBQ octopus - quite nice!
Angus Young of AC/DCs guitar
Angus Young of AC/DC's guitar
Danger, Will Robinson! Legend
"Danger, Will Robinson!" Legend
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