Back safe and sound! Maybe it is true what they say about flying being the safest way to travel? Positive steps achieved with two of my phobias, that only leaves about twenty or so to go :) I know the shot above won't fool Sydney-siders but it kind of looks like I'm doing the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb don't you think! If you click the link you'll see what we actually climbed was the south eastern bridge pylon, 292 ft high, just short of the top of the arch by 148ft but feels a lot safer being enclosed and not out in the elements, not quite ready for that.. yet! Brilliant views all around. While in the tower we watched a short video which included fabulous black & white photos of the bridge when under construction back in the early 1900's, an awesome achievement.
For the first time we were in Sydney at the right time to see Sculpture by the Sea on Bondi Beach.. a brilliant setting for pieces ranging all the way through from the breaching whale carved out of driftwood to the sculpture made up of Gran's old crystal glass-ware! I recognized some of the pieces here..here and here from the same event held on Cottesloe Beach, an equally fabulous backdrop earlier this year.. did I mention it was hot.. and humid!
When I saw their work here in Highgate I was super keen to visit the studio of Gillie & Marc while in Sydney, I wasn't disappointed, what a tremendously talented duo they are.. a bit of a love story going on there :) If they hadn't been so darned heavy a 'lost dog' would have come back to Perth with moi :)
One of my favourite views, the breakfast was pretty good too!
The didgeridoo player and his friend!
The plant 'waterer'.. this one I just liked.. it was a hot and humid day, did I already mention that :) this chap had the pleasurable task of keeping the plants and the ladies in the cafes around The Rocks area cool.. maybe not the ladies :)
St. Mary's Cathedral, not too shabby a backdrop for wedding photo's.. we went inside for the first time this trip, no photo's allowed unfortunately..
Sydney has many wonderful attractions but winning hands down by far is the delightful 'poupon' below :) Back to Perth business tomorrow, there's been a lot going on since I've been away.. as always! Looking forward to catching up and seeing what's been going on in your part of the world, be patient with me, I'll get there :) Happy Monday, take care and stay safe..