Update (with own photos)
Yes, I finally upload my own pictures!
|First stop on Free Walking Tour: Circular Quay,|
with a view of the Sydney Opera House
|A medium close-up against the railings at the Quay|
|An early white settler's dwelling on a hillock by the Quay|
|Another white settler's house on the heritage list|
|The tour guide at a site where a convict was punished|
|No match to KL Twin Towers|
|Where the caged birds sing|
|A monument to honour fallen soldiers|
|The fountain where a scene from the Matrix was shot|
|Entrance to Channel 7 Building, |
where candid shots of 'man on the street'
are taken for the morning show
|The Sydney Tower|
|The plague at the centre of Hyde Park|
|Hey, hey, hey, it's bright sunny day|
|A museum which I didn't get to visit|
|Another heritage building|
|"You've gotta grab the porcine by its b***s"|
|The National Library with a statue of James Cook|
|The music conservatory|
|White parrots at the Botanic Garden|
|Posing at the edge of the Botanic Garden,|
after the Free Walking Tour
|View from the ferry to Manky|
|The cove by the Manly Wharf|
No 'duckies' in Sydney
|You can't miss the fire engine red Hop On, Hop Off bus|
Now I remember that I had taken the train from Kingsford to Central, where I disembarked to catch the red, double decker Hop On Hop Off. It was a good deal at AUD35 (if you take it early in the morning) since it made 34 stops throughout Sydney and Bondi. On my first introductory round of the city, I climbed to the upper deck to get a better view of the sights and sounds.
|The swanky shops 'n pubs along The Rocks|
|The Customs House next to the Town Hall, |
where tourists can board the free bus
if they're tired of walking.
|The esplanade around Circular Quay|
I found out that there's a free walking tour too which starts at 10:30am next to the Anchor in the Town Hall Square on George St. It was quite a big group of tourists from the USA, the UK, Canada and Japan mainly which gathered for the scheduled three hour, easy-walking tour. The tour guide was a young chap who liked to poke fun at the early White Settlers and their despicable treatment of the oppressed convicts, who usually served as their servants.
|Anzac War Memorial: Many from Oz & Kiwi have lost |
their lives and limbs tduring WWII and Konfrontasi
|The entrance to the Royal Botanical Gardens|
|The fountain in the centre of Hyde Park|
|The walking tour ended at the border |
of the Botanical Gardens and the 'Sea Shells'
Next change: Ferry to Manly, Blue Mountains,
|The 'Coat Hanger' on a glorious sunny day.|