Sydney

I spent about 4 days in Sydney over the time that I had off for study break. This post will include photos from the first two days, which we spent in downtown Sydney, and exploring a few museums/other local attractions. This included taking far too many photos of the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbor Bridge from multiple vantage points. The Sydney skyline has some really unique structures, including the Sydney Tower, which is the second tallest observation tower in the world.

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Farm Cove in the Royal Botanic Gardens
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Milsons Point
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Lavender Bay, looking south.

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We stopped at Luna Park, which appears to be a Sydney institution, more or less. I don’t know how parents can take their children here without fear that they will suffer permanent psychological damage from seeing this face at the entrance:

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The Australians that we were with kept mentioning how old the park is, and that they refused to go on some of the ride because of how rusty and dangerous they seemed. They did make for cool pictures though. We also visited both the the Art Museum of New South Wales, and the Museum of Contemporary Art. The MCA was one of Brians favorite spots on the whole trip. He really liked seeing the abstract, and sometimes just downright weird stuff in there.

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We also spent quite a bit of time in the Royal Botanic Gardens, which are unbelievably massive. Nearly every piece of vegetation is label with its scientific name, and a description, which more than satisfied my plant nerd needs.

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Hoop Pine

Here are a few more shots of some other destinations in Sydney.

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Anzac memorial in Hyde Park
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St. Marys Cathedral

I’ll be back in a few days with the rest of our Syndey trip, which mostly involves a day to the Blue Mountains, and a few photos from Bondi Beach. Thanks for your patience.

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