Circular Quay is a walkway that leads to the Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanical Gardens; while on the northern side, a short walk along lovely landscaped walkways takes you to the Harbour Bridge and The Rocks.
Sydney Opera House as seen from the Circular Quay's end. The Sydney's iconic building was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, opening in 1973 after a long gestation that had begun with his competition-winning design in 1957. Joseph Cahill's New South Wales Government gave the go-ahead for work to begin in 1958. The government's bold decision to select Utzon's design is often overshadowed by the scandal that followed.
I remember in the late 60s the problem ridden F-111 fighter bombers bought by the Australian Air Force was labelled "The Flying Opera House" by the Aussie press ;)
If you keep on walking towards the North you will get to The Rocks.
souvenir and craft shops, as well as many themed and historic pubs.
There are scores of restaurants at The Rocks, but one of the most popular must be the Lowen Brau! Especially if you love German beer! We don't drink but was attracted by their pork knuckle! A favourite all over Germany, these pork knuckles (otherwise known as hocks) are the perfect mix of crunchy crackling and tender meat!
sauerkraut and mashed potatoes with gravy.
Another snack we saw lots of people eating is some sort of pan cakes, it must be very good... Le General found the stall selling them, they are known as Turkish Gözleme :)
Turkish handmade and hand-rolled pastry. Fresh pastry is rolled out, filled and sealed, then cooked over a griddle.
The name derives from the Turkish word göz meaning eye. Traditionally, this is done on a sac. Wikipedia
After The Rocks we double back where we came from so we can go and look at the Opera House.
Sydney Habour Bridge where you can climb up, you won't catch me doing it though ;)
Witness a young bride meeting up with her man at the Circular Quay, I changed to my Lumix 45-175 lens to take a shot of the best men trying to block the view of the approaching bride from the groom :)
I used the Lumix 7-14 for this shot of the happy young couple catching the boat to their ceremony (I think) :)
As we approach the Sydney Opera House, I noticed another wedding in progress!
I waited for the young couple to cross the road towards me...
Shortly after our wedding encounter, it started to rain; we took the train back. It has been a really hot and sweaty day but we had lots of walking and fun.
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