Weekend in Sydney - A Tale of Two Cities

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Fountain in Hyde Park. Catholic cathedral in the background.
I woke up feeling great. I went and grabbed some breakfast food at Coles and then headed back to the room to enjoy Sunday morning television. I checked out at 1045a and headed over to Hyde Park and the Anzac memorial since they were the only places I had left to visit. It was not a pretty morning weatherwise, but I managed to get there and enjoy the beauty of the park and the history of the monument without getting soaked. I then headed to the train station and headed to the airport. Since the weather was a bit crappy, there really wasn't anything left for me to do in Sydney. I was also lugging everything I had on me so I was ready to be done with it all. I was at the airport at 100p. My flight was scheduled for 730p. I went up to the customer service counter and asked if they would put me on an earlier flight.
The view towards the Anzac memorial from the fountain.
The woman replied that they normally don't do it, but they would go ahead and do it for me. (PS- I LOVE Qantas. Their customer service is wonderful.) I got on the 230p flight and was back in Brisbane by 4. On the flight I sat next to a very nice guy named Nathan who works at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney as a Doctor in their hyperbolic medicine unit. He also used to play for Australia in ice hockey and was quite the avid sportsman. I conversed with him the entire way to Brisbane. The 90 minute flight lasted what seemed about 10 minutes. I am so glad to be "home."

I think I have learned a big lesson. I really like medium-sized cities. I prefer Brussels to Paris. I like Brisbane to Sydney. I think having grown up in Atlanta I like the feel of the large city but the personality of the smaller town.
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Fountain in Hyde Park. Catholic ca…
Fountain in Hyde Park. Catholic c…
The view towards the Anzac memoria…
The view towards the Anzac memori…
Statue of Captain Cook.
Statue of Captain Cook.
The Anzac memorial.
The Anzac memorial.
A reminder that no matter where yo…
A reminder that no matter where y…
A flame to remember the war dead.
A flame to remember the war dead.
Explanation of the memorial
Explanation of the memorial
Sydney
photo by: Sunflower300