Sebis photo blog

Sebis photo blog


Monday 31 January 2011

After ending our stay in Maitland (near Newcastle/Hunter Valley) with a great family BBQ at our lovely Couchsurfing hosts (unfortunately you can’t read about this in detail as the MobileMe notes synchronization decided to delete my blog post), we headed straight on for Sydney to meet up with a very good friend of ours from Auckland. Barbaras ‘New Zealand Dad’ was visiting his son who is living in Sydney with his family. They welcomed us to their home and invited us to stay with them while we were in Sydney which was really generous of them and we were quite thankful not to have to stay in a youth-hostel.

We promised to take their two kids into the Sydney Zoo, so they had some time to work on the house without the kids being in the way.
The weather in Sydney wasn’t showing its best side at first but improved over the days.
I suppose we weren’t really really I the mood to play ‘typical tourists’ and tick al the little boxes in our Sydney guide. So we just strolled along Darling Harbour, the Chinese Gardens and ended up in the Lord Nelson Bar in The Rocks. So what’s up with the Opera? Well, we peaked over but as we had tickets to Madama Butterfly on the next day (and it wasn’t very good weather to take pictures) we left it be for that day.
Soooo…. The Opera.
While the architecture is surely stunning and impressive, I wasn’t too excited about the inside. It looks a bit… … dull? Actually the cement balconies reminded me a bit of my own school. No wonder because it was planned and built around the same time as the Opera. ;-)


1 comment for 'Sydney'

    Helga H.
    February 1, 2011 | 12:48

    It is always so lovely to hear your new reports, like a literature book, and it again and again surprises me to see this hidden gift you have.Thanks, Sebastian!Good time furhter on.

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