Out and About: Sydney

On our first stop on the way to Tasmania, we spent a few days in Sydney. What to do in Australia’s most populous city? Roam the streets like a tourist, of course! This would of course mean spending time around the world’s largest natural harbour at the iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.

Iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We did, however, also have the chance to do some window shopping in the elegant Strand Arcade and Queen Victoria Building, and spent some time at the Sydney Fish Market for a great seafood lunch. A series of storms were passing through the city, but that didn’t stop us from a quick visit to the famous Bondi Beach where wind conditions were apparently ideal for surfers. One takeaway from our layover – bring lots of money. This city is expensive!

Here are some photos from our brief visit.

The Strand Arcade.

Men’s Biz for sure. Classic barbershop.

Aesop cosmetics shop (Aesop is an Australian brand).

Grand staircase in the Queen Victoria Building.

Victorian Romanesque style architecture at the QVB.

The Great Australian Clock in the QVB.

Fresh seafood galore at the Sydney Fish Market.

Food and fun for all ages!

Local resident at the fish market harbour.

Old and new at Sydney CBD.

Downtown rush hour.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and the inner harbour ferry service.

People taking part in the Harbour Bridge Climb. Probably not a good idea in a thunderstorm…

Enjoying the outdoors just before a torrential downpour.

Vestibule at the Sydney Opera House.

Taking shelter from the storm.

Stairway up to the Opera House.

Pouring rain!

Never let a little wet weather dampen your spirits. This couple was on a wedding shoot.

View of the Central Business District.

All lined up and nowhere to go.

The Sydney Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Famous Bondi Beach, east of downtown Sydney.

Ideal conditions for catching some waves.

Just another day at the beach…

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3 responses to “Out and About: Sydney

  1. Great pictures. Was it from a DSLR? And did you like the seafood market? i tried it many years ago..thought it was a big pricey!


    • Thank you Steve. I use Fuji cameras, so mirrorless (technically not a DSLR). You’re right about the seafood market – it was pretty pricey and seemed mostly geared towards visitors. I’m sure the locals have better sources.

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