Home again! It feels a little surreal to head off on a four hour trip at 11.30am and arrive at your destination at 6.30pm. (Two hour time difference plus extra hour daylight saving), it's a shame the West voted against daylight saving, must make it awkward at times for businesses! Luckily I checked the weather forecast the night before we left, and threw in a few extra jumpers and jackets, it was wet and wintry when we arrived, not that it stopped us having a fab night out with D&C to celebrate my birthday. Sydney has got to be right up there as one of the most exciting cities in the world, so many wonderful old buildings and a very fast pace. Here are just a couple of shots that took my fancy, who doesn't love fresh flowers after a shower....
Even though the weather was a bit dodgy on the Friday, a stroll around Circular Quay
is always a treat. This group of young school girls were enthralled by the stories and the sounds of the didgeridoo.....
Finally on the Sunday afternoon the weather had cleared up perfectly and after a walk through the Botanical Gardens, we found ourselves a spot to sit and enjoy my very favourite view of all, the Sidney Harbour Bridge.. Having only arrived home this afternoon and being totally deficient in sleep (hotel beds are the worst!) I'll catch up tomorrow. I have to say one of the highlights of my trip was catching up for a coffee (two actually) with Julie (Sydney Eye) we could have done with another hour or two haha! Catch you tomorrow, take care and stay safe.....
It's a rainy day here too! The first is my favourite...AriannaReplyDelete
I hope you had a great birthday, Grace!! Sydney looks like such a beautiful city!! Love your captures for the day!! It's raining -- finally, here in Seattle, not that I love the rain, but we'd been dry for so long there was a serious danger of forest fires! No worries now though as it's going to be raining off and on for a while now! Have a great week!!ReplyDelete
Rainy days and a lovely cup of coffee. Isn't this the greatest month to celebrate a birthday?:) I personally think so as mine is coming up as well. Enjoy the rainy weather. I'd like to have one of those days....soon:)ReplyDelete
Glad you had fun Grace! Nice set of pics for us to see.ReplyDelete
Magnifiques photos, ma préférée c'est la troisième :)ReplyDelete
It sounds like a wonderful birthday! Sydney looks so beautiful, even in grey rain! That's the mark of a wonderful place, it can be exciting and lovely even in bad weather:) How lovely you got some coffee-time with another photo-blogger - thanks for the photo-journey today!ReplyDelete
Un bel week end, complimenti!! Carino il caffe con il cuoricino!! un abbraccio...ciaoReplyDelete
Oooh I'm glad you had a wonderful, if wet time!ReplyDelete
Always nice to see pictures of Sydney. Glad you had a nice birthday trip.ReplyDelete
Lieben Gruß aus herbstlichem Wald...ReplyDelete
Sydney / Evry meme combat, weekend sous la pluie ;))ReplyDelete
I do enjoy seeing how others capture this wonderful city, and yes its great that you caught up for coffees with a fellow blogger. Have a good week.
I miss my days in Sydney...ReplyDelete
I was away myself, though nowhere near as exotic as Sydney, but the weather was the same as in your great photos!ReplyDelete
Sidney is such a nice place to be, I liked it very much. The weather looked really bad. Nice you had a meeting with fellow blogger Julie, I follow her for years, I think she was one of the first I followed.ReplyDelete
A visit to Sydney sounds like a good birthday gift.ReplyDelete
Wow-WEE! Yes, an awesome city. Love that Romanesque stone building-ReplyDelete
You know, stone masons were brought here from OZ under our royals to complete some official buildings still in govt use today!
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What wonderful pictures. Even the rain seems to be beautiful.ReplyDelete
Please have you all a good Tuesday.
You fit a lot into that visit, Grace. Have I wished you a happy birthday yet? HB, even if a bit late. Circular Quay and the Botanical Gardens are great. The bridge and opera house fill the eyes and imagination.ReplyDelete
And Sydneysiders complain about Melbourne's weather! I had reason to revisit a post of mine written when we were last in Sydney and I was reminded of the digeridoo players, which I think mixed in some electronic music. They were very good but it must get a bit wearing on the staff at the cafes etc.ReplyDelete
Wonderful rainy day photos!ReplyDelete
nice! i love the rainy shotsReplyDelete
I agree that Sydney is an exciting city and presents wonderful photo opportunities. Your series is fabulous. The first one with its reflection of red in the rain is my favourite.ReplyDelete
Sounds like a wonderful trip. I enjoyed the pictures right through to the coffee. Welcome home!ReplyDelete
It certainly sounds like you had a great time. Sounds like a good way to spend your birthday.ReplyDelete
It's funny about the daylight savings time comment. We are the same here in Arizona. We do not use DST while the rest of the nation does so we are 3 hours different from New York and the east coast and while the nation is on DST, we are at the same time as Los Angeles. It gets confusing.
belated wishes for a wonderful birthday .. heck, celebrate all month ... xoReplyDelete
Wonderful trip. I loved Circular Quay, so much to see around there.ReplyDelete
Ohhhh how nice! I want so much to visit there someday! Glad that you enjoy this special time there and your pictures are beautiful compositions!ReplyDelete
I've not been anywhere in Australia, but from the photos I've seen, Sydney looks to be particularly nice. And your photos are beautiful. Maybe some day after we visit Perth!?ReplyDelete
The city looks beautiful; I'd love to go there myself someday.ReplyDelete
Daylight savings time isn't used in part of the country? We have the same here, where the province of Saskatchewan doesn't have it.