Sydney is a fabulous city, but I have spent so much time whinging about the bad traffic and living my routine everyday life, I had forgotten just how much this city has to offer and how beautiful harbour is.
|Sydney Opera House - with chandelier from floating opera 'La Traviata|
In my opinion, no trip to Sydney is complete without a visit to the Sydney Fish Markets for a spot of seafood feasting. So that was one of our first stops, naturally.
|Enjoying the blue skies at Sydney Fish Markets|
|Having chocolate covered strawberries for dessert|
Next stop, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA); I don't actually know anything about art but there is something very soothing about walking quietly around the galleries looking at installations and pretty things on walls and reading to find out what they are all about. Some of the artwork throw me a little - they can be quite out there and abstract. But I guess it wouldn't be called contemporary art without a bit of abstractionism.
|Gallery at the MCA|
|Shellworked slippers by Esme Timbery|
The Sydney Opera House is (of course) an absolute essential, but even more so during the Vivid Sydney festival. The sails not only light up, they are a backdrop to an animated light show that had me memorised. Pretty much the whole city lights up during this festival; it is simply wonderful and vibrant to be amongst the hordes of people soaking up the great energy. Very highly recommend.
|Sydney Opera House @ Vivid Sydney festival|
|Animated light show at Customs House|