Edited 16:15 08-10-2013 (added ‘Rich Grime’ graffiti image)
Well, I’ve been around up and down the coast. Back in early September, Norm and I headed down to Sydney for the ‘The Deadlys‘.
I hadn’t been to Sydney since around 1988 I think. So, as you do when you’re a hillbilly in the Big Smoke, you take photos. Unfortunately, I have no ‘Deadlys’ pics. I had assumed cameras wouldn’t be welcome, but I was wrong. Only the use of Flash was banned. I had left the camera back in our room. But I did get a few tourist snaps.
We flew direct from Cairns to Sydney:
So, we landed in Sydney and caught the train into the city. We jumped out (unbeknownst to us) one station too early and ended up walking about a kilometre and a half to the hostel. After a shower and a shave, we went out for a wander and took a few photos. Over the three days I think I walked more than I had in the past six months. For me, one point to another didn’t seem far, because there was so much going on all the time to get my attention. I walked from the X Base hostel in Kent street down to the Opera House, then under the Bridge, then up through The Rocks. My favourite Sydney Ale House, the Lord Nelson Hotel, is at the start of Kent Street. The hostel is at 477 Kent, so the walk back was long, especially after 2 pints of ‘Old Admiral’ and one of ‘3 Sheets’. The Lord Nelson is the oldest continually licensed pub in Australia, and they brew their own beers in the basement where the original brewhouse was.
Check the hotel out on their website. Here are a couple of random views from my seat outside in the sun on the footpath, watching the world move around me.
This is a summary of my short time in Sydney:
Monday arvo (9th). We had a quick shower and walked down to the Opera House and then up to the Lord Nelson. We had a couple, then walked back to the hostel. Monday night, I went for a wander down to Circular Quay again and took a couple of night shots. Tuesday morning (10th), I got up early early, before 6am and went out to get some ‘Sydney waking up’ images. Norm caught up with a friend later in the morning and I went out walking the city, taking a few pics before meeting them down at the sculptures near Circular Quay again. I headed off to ‘The Rocks’ again, via the road under the Sydney Harbour Bridge, while Norm and his friend went out to Bondi. Tuesday night was The Deadlys. Wednesday morning (11th), Norm slept (he hit the after party circuit), and I went up the Westfield ‘Centrepoint’ Tower and took some pics. I flew out of Sydney on Wednesday afternoon about 2ish I think. Anyway, in no particular order of time or location, here are my views of Sydney.
As you know, I didn’t take my camera to the Opera House the next evening, because I (blah blah read above). So, in the spirit of stretching out, yet effectively condensing 36 hours in Sydney into one walk thru, I shall continue my view of Sydney.
Well, that’s my view of Sydney. I hope you liked it, and maybe got to see something that piques your curiosity. If I get all geeky later, I may edit this post and add a map view of each location.