What a cool city – at least what I saw in about 6 hours. We arrived from Darwin around 8:30pm. Got to our swank hotel downtown in Sydney and went for a stroll for a few hours.  Interesting side note:  the hotel in Sydney was cheaper than the Holiday Inn Darwin because people are escaping the “cold” of southern Australia for the warmer climes of the North.

The next morning I got up early and walked for hours before departing for the airport and back to the states.  I walked across the Harbor Bridge. To the Botanical Gardens and Hyde Park. To the Opera House. Through a local street market. Etc.

My impression was the city is vibrant, clean, and friendly. It reminded me a bit of San Francisco with some Dutch architecture (notwithstanding the Opera house Dutch connection) mixed in.

sunrise on the harbor Cockatoo and Opera house sunrise on the bridge

sunrise on the harbor BW sunrise on the bridge BW

fog on the Sydney Harbor  Bridge observation tower



~ by Indy on July 11, 2009.

One Response to “Sydney”

  1. What did I tell you? You already know I had the same impression of Sydney. I think it would be a great place to live for awhile if I was about 25! Lots of young people and great energy.

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