Sydney - A unique and diverse cityOur last stop in Australia before leaving again is Sydney - the city, that should be Australia's capital. The city has some perks, some nice views, some special atmospheres but at the end of the day, it's just a big city.
|Our first view at Sydney Harbour and the Opera House|
Strolling through the Rocks
From the harbour side you also have a good view to the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. But well, after spending three days in Sydney, I have to say, that the Rocks are just my favourite spot to chill, go for a walk and enjoy the smalltown-feeling around the old buildings.
Taking tourist pictures
|The view of the Opera House from Macquary Lookout|
Our next stop was the Macquarie Lookout. Another nice spot, where you can see - again - the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. It seems like the whole city center (at least the harbourside city center) is about finding nice photo opportunities for those two sights.
Another walk through the cityOur last stop of our first day was Darling Harbour, where we sucked up a bit more of Sydney's atmosphere. Also: Hard Rock Café - you guys know, I am a big fan and had to get my glas.
A bit of green
|Me - hugging a faun in the Botanical Gardens|
Books and books and books
|I just love libraries...|
Funny thing happend there. I asked, if it is possible to go up the gallery, to make pictures of the reading room from above. The guy working there, just laughed: "This building is 70 years old - that's too much for it". 70 years is nothing, but hey, rules are rules.
A church with a magical ceiling
|The marvelous St. Mary's cathedral from the inside!|
The most famous beach of the southern hemisphereAlthough skeptical, we decided to see the Bondi Beach - A city beach, crowded and touristy and ... actually nothing special. I was skeptical, I still am. Well, not really skeptical: Now, I know, there is nothing special about this beach and I have no idea, why it is famous. I was told, it is more about seeing and being seen. I don't really understand that concept.
|Bondi Beach - the most famous beach of the southern hemisphere|
I know it doesn't look too crowded but it was a rainy day - not in that moment - but it did rain 10 minutes before the picture
A bit of ... differentThe hippi-hipster-alternativ show off of Australia - that's Newtown. Well, I have to say, it is mostly fucked up, run down, old but not in a good way. But than... You also have those great vintage shops, those antiquaries, these weird atmosphere about everything is possible, everything is allowed and you can be whoever, you want to be. After strolling through the streets of Newtown for some time, I still have no idea how I feel about it. I guess, everybody has to see for themselves.
|The famous Sydney Harbour Bridge, picture taken on our way to Manly|
Off with the ferries
|Me in front of the wonderful view of Sydney from the ferry|
The experience of Adele
|I set fire to the rain...|
Although we were one out of almost 100.000 people, put together in trains to go to the Olympic Village - it was worth it!
Please, forgive me for all my spelling, grammar and vocabulary mistakes!! My mother tongue is German.
|All the lights of the 100.000 people listening to Adele sing|