Earlier posts are here and here.
I want to look at/edit photos of particular places & sites, but before I can do that, I have to finish off these general/overview photos. That is the rule! So I’ll do this post, and then another one to finish off. Then (hopefully) some interesting things.
The plan for Sunday morning was to wander up to Circular Quay and take a photo of the opera house. That sort of didn’t work as I planned
as I kept walking and ended up at the end of the point. So that’s the opera house from the harbourside.
There is a good view from out there though. The opposite bank, with Admirality House (governor general’s official residence) is just on the edge of the camera’s zoom ability.
Fort Denison/Pinchgut Island out to the right. As you can, it’s a lovely sunny day.
The city side. This area was fenced off and people were putting out chairs for some event. So, I walked past and up into the Botanical Gardens.
I think this view is better than usual ones that show. both bridge & opera house. The panel beside the trees says:
Sydney’s oldest trees?
Forest Red Gums like these could have grown here on the rocky sandstone foreshores of Sydney Harbour when the Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain were established in 1816. We do not know whether these two trees were alive at that time or whether they are direct descendants that grew up sometimes later in the 19th Century when parts of site still had wild bushland. Regardless, these are probably the closest, oldest native trees to the centre of Sydney!
Government House is the official residence of the governor of NSW. It looks a bit better from his angle, but I do wonder if it was designed by committee.
City beyond the garden gates.
The entrance to the habour tunnel. That is load of road.
A rather narrow building, with a street down each side.
Another big stone building. This one was opposite where I got off the bus most of the time, so I saw it a lot but on non-Sundays there was more traffic, both street and foot, to get a clear view of the building.
Just to show that not all the buildings are big (or stone or glass & metal).
The Queen Victoria Building is a shopping centre. Didn’t get to go inside, I was just changing buses.
Another sculpture thingy. This one is Queen Victoria’s terrier Islay, begging for coins.
And that’s the town hall. Why do cities have town halls?