Sydney: Day 4

My fourth day in Sydney was probably the busiest one. Since this was the last full day in town, I had a lot on my agenda. And I started with the already established ritual: a morning walk.


Passing trough my favourite Rushcutters Bay Park. It was just after 7 am, but people were already jogging, exercising, and just walking (like me).


My 2-hour morning walk was all along the coast. Following the New Beach Road, I ended up at the Darling Point. The line between the road and the water was marked by a splendid tree.


“Early birds” in the McKell Park.


As I continued my way on the Marathon Road (in the picture above), I met a friendly middle-aged local man who gave me a few tips what else to see in the neighborhood.


Next point: the beach at the Double Bay Wharf …


… and the Steyne Park with the World War One memorial.


Further along the coast was the Redleaf Beach …


… and the Murray Rose Pool. “Pool” in Australia refers to a section of the open water separated by fence and designated for swimming. The fence is necessary to keep the sharks out.


Dos are totally prohibited :).


Cool nostalgic wall painting at the Redleaf Beach. The local man I met before said the place is crowded with girls in bikini from December (local summer). That’s a strong reason to come back.


The last part of the morning walk was the Nielsen Park. In the picture: Shark Point with a view of the Central Business District, the Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. The plane in the sky added a special flavour to the moment.


Pathway to the Vaucluse Bay at the north of the Nielsen Park …


… and the Shark Beach.


Waiting for the bus back next to the wall of green.


In the afternoon I had another visit to the University of Sydney. I dropped in Dymocks before that, an Australian-owned bookstore chain.


After the uni the next on my agenda was the 5 o’clock tour in the Sydney Opera House. In the picture: Macquarie street connecting the Hyde Park and the Opera House.


Trees and birds in the Rose Garden & Pavilion along the Macquarie street.


Arrived at the destination: view to the CBD and Circular Quay from the Opera House.


Another photo of the Harbour Bridge taken just before the tour.


Looks like the tour is open for birds too. This is what I call cosmopolitanism :).


Marvellous purple carpet inside the Opera House.


The one-hour guided “Essentials” tour is in full swing. In the picture: standing on the balcony around the Opera House.


The roofs of the Opera House has tiles of two shades.


Moving on to the Concert Hall.


Sydney Opera House Concert Hall: what a splendid piece of human design and creativity. 


The Opera House at sunset.


I couldn’t miss my portion of fresh fish from Harris Farm this last night. There were many people waiting for theirs that time (around 7 pm). While waiting, I had a chat with a cool local man with a white “Ned Kelly” beard. Australian men like beards (not sure about women’s reaction to that).


I finished off my day in The World Bar club close at Kings Cross, followed by a night walk in the central business district.

The last full  day in Sydney was over. Bound back for Singapore the following morning.


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