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Sydney, A Wander Around with Aussirose

2016 VT Meet


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FAVOURITE PHOTO

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THE FIRST PART OF OUR MEETUP HERE IN SYDNEY CONSISTED OF
'MUST DO's'. BLUE MOUNTAINS, CENTRAL COAST, MANLY BEACH
AND A LONG LUNCH AT WATSONS BAY.

THE SECOND PART WAS A CRUISE TO ISLANDS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC
ON CARNIVAL SPIRIT.

BUT BEFORE THAT, HERE ARE SOME 'MUST SEE's' AROUND SYDNEY
THAT YOU CANNOT MISS IF VISITING.

A WANDER AROUND SYDNEY WITH AUSSIROSE :)

THE STRAND ARCADE

MY FAVOURITE PHOTO ABOVE WAS TAKEN IN THE STRAND ARCADE.
THIS ARCADE HAS QUITE A HISTORY. THE LINK ABOVE EXPLAINS.
TODAY IT IS THE MOST RITZY ARCADE IN SYDNEY WITH A TON OF
ENGLISH HERITAGE.

HUBBY DECIDED THAT HE WAS GOING TO HAVE A HAIR CUT AT
PROBABLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE BARBER SHOP IN SYDNEY :)
SO I SAT OUTSIDE AND ENJOYED PEOPLE WATCHING WHILST ALSO
TAKING SOME OPPORTUNITIES TO QUICKLY SNAP A FEW GREAT
PHOTOS.

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Shoe Shiners with Red Bow Ties still exist.

Shoe Shiners with Red Bow Ties still exist.

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QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING

THE QUEEN VICTORIA BUILDING IS A FLASH SHOPPING MUST DO
THAT RUNS UNDERGROUND BETWEEN TOWN HALL RAILWAY STATION
AND TO THE CENTRAL SHOPPING DISTRICT OF SYDNEY.
FOR ME IT WAS A NICE STROLL WINDOW SHOPPING.

WINDOW SHOPPING IS GOOD BECAUSE YOU GET TO ENJOY WITHOUT
SPENDING ANY MONEY.

SAVINGS CAN BE USED FOR A BEER OR TWO TO CELEBRATE
TOTAL SELF CONTROL..... :)

AND MAYBE SOME OYSTERS AS WELL...... ;)

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CIRCULAR QUAY

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CIRCULAR QUAY IS A HIVE OF ACTIVITY. BUSKERS ON EVERY CORNER,
NICE COFFEE SHOPS, PLENTY OF GIFT SHOPS AND SURROUNDED BY THE
OPERA HOUSE AND BOTANICAL GARDENS TO THE RIGHT
AND HARBOUR BRIDGE AND THE ROCKS TO THE LEFT.

YOU CAN EASILY SPEND A WHOLE DAY OR 2 JUST EXPLORING THIS AREA.

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A WANDER TO THE LEFT TOWARDS THE HARBOUR BRIDGE AFFORDS
SOME NICE PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES.

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AND ACROSS THE HARBOUR IS LUNA PARK WHICH HAS BEEN IN
OPERATION EVER SINCE I CAN REMEMBER.... A LONG TIME.

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IF YOU HAVE FOLLOWED ALONG MY BLOGS HERE, YOU ALREADY
KNOW THAT CIRCULAR QUAY IS THE PLACE TO CATCH A FERRY GOING TO
MANLY BEACH OR WATSONS BAY ETC.

TARONGA ZOO

IT IS HERE THAT YOU CAN CATCH A FERRY GOING TO TARONGA ZOO.
WE DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO DO THIS BUT IF YOU CAN FIT IT IN,
TARONGA ZOO IS WELL WORTH THE VISIT.

TIP - CATCH THE BUS UP THE HILL AND ENTER FROM THE TOP -
THEN WORK YOUR WAY DOWN TO CATCH THE FERRY BACK.

Old Photo...sorry.

Old Photo...sorry.

SOME BIG CITIES WE HAVE VISITED, THE HOP ON HOP OFF BUS
HAS BEEN SO HELPFUL AND A GOOD MEANS FOR TRANSPORT
TOO.

HERE IN SYDNEY THEY ALSO HAVE A HOP ON HOP OFF FERRY.

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CHINA TOWN

CHINA TOWN IS A BIG PART OF SYDNEY. DINNER IN CHINA TOWN
IS ANOTHER 'MUST DO'.

HUBBY AND I CAUGHT UP WITH HIS DAD AND SISTER IN
CHINA TOWN. TOM, OUR SON-IN-LAW MARRIED TO ELDEST
DAUGHTER KELLI ALSO CAME ALONG.
TOM WAS WORKING IN CONSTRUCTION IN SYDNEY AT THE
SAME TIME WE VISITED :)

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LASTLY, A MIXTURE OF RANDOM NIGHT SHOTS.

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TOMORROW, 10 OF US WERE ABOUT TO EMBARK ON THE FIRST
AND LAST EVER VT CRUISE.

NEXT FEW BLOGS WILL RELIVE MANY HAPPY MEMORIES :)

STAY TUNED.

Posted by aussirose 23:20 Archived in Australia Tagged sydney travellerspoint victoria queen building to things do photography meet arcade strand quay vt circular 2016 aussirose

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Some super photos of the city here - I especially like the ones with local people in, like the shoe shiner and accordion player

by ToonSarah

Thanks mate :)

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