Friday, March 14, 2008

Landmarks of Sydney (AUS post5)

These are some of the Sydney landmarks that I visited during my month-long vacation last November 2007.

The Sydney Opera House in pink? Yes it is! Actually this was my last night at the Opera House and five days after, I came home to Manila. I think there was a concert that night with the proceeds going to a charity that helps women. So while savoring our last night of the Opera House view we decided to have some photos taken again.

It was our second week and second time at the Circular Quay area. This romantic view of the Opera House along with the Sydney Harbour view was taken from the Botanical Garden. The spot is also near Mrs. Macquarie's(wife of the governor in the late 1800's) Chair.

What's going on here? Well we're just posing and enjoying the beautiful lamp post near Park Hyatt Hotel, The Rocks – Sydney.

One fine day at the Botanical Garden.

Posters under the Sydney Opera House.

One of the performers in Opera House and he was loitering around the area. I forgot how I was able to have a photo op with him. He is too tall!

The Sydney Tower. Taken during one of our food trip nights at Hyde Park near St. James station. They had this food bazaar and there were stalls selling all types of Asian cuisines. There were also tables and chairs in the park with an exotic performance by Thai Girls. Soon I'll post the food bazaar along with the food I ate and cooked during my stay in Sydney.

Cahill walk is your way to the Botanical Garden and Opera House as the sign indicates. But we took the other way around. We crossed the Harbour Bridge just by walking until we reached the other side of the bridge which is the Kirribili. Kirribili is like Ayala Alabang and Forbes Park. An exclusive residential area of Sydney where the rich and famous can be found including the prime minister of Australia.

Across Kirribili and the same side of Sydney Harbour Bridge is the Lunatic LUNA Park. There's another one in Melbourne but we didn't visit it anymore when we explored the city.

Somewhere along the Darling Harbour Area after watching the expensive Dinosaur movie in IMAX. Then again the movie was worth it because of the free yummy gelato.

This was a late night visit at the Elizabeth Mall. We came from Kirribili and we stopped at Town Hall station because we thought 7:30 pm was too early for us to be home. But as we all know, malls in Australia close at 5:oo pm. So 7:30 was already late! The mall was still open but the shops inside were already closed. But more than the shops, the interior was the main attraction for me. I was impressed by how they preserve buildings with great architecture.

The Sydney skyline taken from the Kirribili area.

The Sydney University. Open to public and most especially for tourists.

Since it was open for tourists I got to see the majestic atmosphere of the university. Patterned after United Kingdom's Oxford and Cambridge.

Not a busy day during enrollment...

Classroom's Door.

Heading for my Art Appreciation Class.

With Reggie at Hyde Park.

Architecture of St. Mary's Cathedral near Hyde Park, St. James station and Dominion Road. Doors of the church are filled with banners announcing that Sydney is the venue of the next world youth day, which is this year already–2008.

About to go inside the cathedral, silence please...

The solemn interior of St. Mary's Cathedral.

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