My Sydney

Spent the last few days playing tourist with a friend from out of town. I haven't visited the usual sights for a while and was pleasantly surprised to find myself enjoying Sydney from a fresh 'touristy' perspective.

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.
Seafood feasting!
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
So that's what I have been up to in the last few days; this time tomorrow, I will be on my way to play tourist for real at the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Have a great day ahead and see you in a week!

68 Responses to My Sydney

Carrie said...

wow. sydney is such a beautiful city! i would love to go there someday in the future.

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oomph. said...

Thanks for sharing your hometown. I tend to take Hawaii for granted, too, and often forget all the reasons why we live Hawaii! Have a great vacay!

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Miss K said...

Great photos! Australia is a dream destination for many Europeans. Hope I get to see Sydney one day. After reading this post, I definitely want to! xoxo

Anonymous said...

reminds me of when i was in sydney.. especially the fish market and all its fabulous seafood !!!

Grace

Antonella C'est moi said...

wonderful place!!!

EV said...

Mmm~ the food looks yummy~ & I would love to visit too<3

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plaits and paisley said...

The seafood looks so yummy and the Opera House so pretty.
Enjoy the Sunshine Coast! x

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Melissah from Scrapbook said...

I recently had a trip to Sydney - it is such a gorgeous city - you are very lucky to live there!

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misslikey said...

sydney is so pretty. I hope I will visit the city one day.( in near future)
it's smart thing to play turist in your own town, cause sometimes we miss to notice all the pretty things that we often see

Bonjour Grace said...

Sydney is gorgeous! My grandpa used to work there and he would come back every few months with all these amazing photos to show us. It looks amazing.

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Litt Slitt & Litt Hvitt said...

Hi my friend :)


What a beautiful city Sidney is! :) I would love to travel there one day :)

Have a sunny great day :)
Hugs and smiles Lisa :)

Anca said...

The food looks amazing and I bet Sydney is so beautiful. I definitely want to visit one day and I'll keep in mind all of your suggestions (especially the Fish Market hahah)

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Catherine said...

It looks like a beautiful weekend to have visitors to see the sights of Sydney. Those chocolate covered strawberries look absolutely delicious, I wouldn't mind one right now;) Enjoy your week Trishie I hope it's a lovely one. xx

sara josephine - sartob said...

wow, you portray sydney beautifully through pictures <3 such a calling to visit there soon :p
pls be my tour guide when i go there, anyways lol


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Liv Lundelius said...

Thank you so much for this post, we will be moving to Sydney this year and this post is getting me really excited.
It's true though if you get into your routine even living in the most wonderful place it's easy to overlook the beauty and opportunities after a while.

blondebenedicte said...

thanks dear :)

aw, love the first two pics :) & the second make me hungry lol :P
bisous xxx

Aliya said...

Sydney Harbour IS beautiful! And I always love seafood on The Rocks! Must plan a trip there again soon!

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koko mo said...

these pictures are wonderful!!! sydney looks incredible, i'd love to visit some day!

Chocolate, Cookies & Candies said...

So many friends of mine would love to immigrate to Australia. They think I'm crazy to move to UK :P I used to visit Sydney so often that I'd skip all the touristy places - to my regret. I'd definitely love to go back again someday.

Sage Crown Parker said...

sydney looks like a lot of fun, hope to see it one day ;)
looking forward to seeing your photos from your next adventure!!!
xo

RaindropsofSapphire said...

Sydney looks amazing! I have always wanted to go there! You are lucky to live there! I really like your blog, it would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I'm from England) as I post my outfits and more :) :)

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Andrea said...

Wow, Sidney looks so beautiful and colorful at night, loved the light show and the opera, amazing! ^___^

Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries said...

I really hope to come down to Australia one day! It's been a dream of mine for sooo long, but the tickets are completely unaffordable. Not to mention the 24 hour flight would totally kill me, haha!

His Little Lady said...

oh gosh, sydney sounds beautiful!! i hope i can travel to australia someday ;)
xo TJ

Vivid said...

Oh, great <3

jamie-lee said...

Sounds like so much fun - I was born in Sydney but have rarely visited.. I think the last time I was there I was 15 and all I think of is the traffic - I think I need to experience it like this! :)

Vicky said...

Thanks for sharing, my dream is someday to visit this wonderful city!

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Mica said...

The light festival looks beautiful!

Hope you enjoy your trip to Queensland :)

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Allison said...

Wow, this all looks so amazing! The little shelled shoes are so awesome!
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hello, Friday said...

What a great city to live in. xoxo
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hello, Friday said...

What a great city to live in. xoxo
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Shoe Bell(i)e said...

Love all the pix! Sydney does look like a beautiful city. It's nice to play tourist every now and then, isn't it?... Hope you have a good time at your destination:)

green tea and red nails said...

there is something really fabulous about being a tourist in your own town. looks like an awesome day!

the lovebirds said...

these pictures are simply to die for. cute blog! xo

Orla Harrington said...

I love playing tourist in my own area. :) You're so right. It's easy to get caught up in routine to the point where you don't notice your surroundings. But I love rediscovering them. :) Fantastic post. I am your newest follower.

FashionGeek said...

the picture the first one is amazing!
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little henry lee said...

great idea to do a guide to the city. there are a lot of things i probably wouldn't necessarily go and see if i wasn't trying to show someone what the city has to offer. funny that.

Antee Gurung said...

Yes Sydney is a lovely city.....I would love to visit one day
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Gracie said...

I do love Sydney but Brisbane will always be my home (although I was born in Sydney I grew up in Brisbane). The Sunshine Coast is beautiful. I would live there if I could. x

two birds said...

wow, gorgeous photos! i have never been, but i would love to (of only the plane ride weren't so long)!

Lauren said...

Beautiful pictures and I am so jealous. I want to visit!

Vintage Coconut said...

You had me at Seafood Feasting!
lol
Lovely pictures Sydney looks beautiful.

Philippa said...

I would absolutely love the visit Sydney one day! I really like your picture of the Sydney Opera House, nice job! :) xxx

indie by heart said...

Ooh, all the food ! Yum. :)
I'm totally dreaming of visiting Sydney /Australia.. Some day, maybe. <3

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Taj Acosta said...

Sounds beautiful! Hopefully I make it there some day! xx

Bonnie said...

I really want to visit Sydney someday. It looks like a beautiful city with such a rich culture.

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Stace said...

Sounds awesome!!! yeah actually I forget how amazing Melbourne is too, until I have visitors from overseas :)

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stephanie thy. said...

The last time I went to Sydney, I visited the Fish Market and it was fresh and delicious. We ate a huge platter of food and it just tasted so delicious! It was wonderful!

Lucent Imagery said...

Your friend chose a great time to come visit! There's something incredible about the harbour with blue blue skies. Glad you had a great time and hope the Sunshine Coast has been awesome too!

Kellie Collis said...

Sounds wonderful! Enjoy the fabulous day, Kellie xx

Velvet Bloom said...

the food looks insanely good!!

Manon said...

Lovely post! Great photos! Thanks for sharing.

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little t said...

It looks so stunning- I'm sold! x

Shoko said...

Lovely! I can't wait to visit Sydney one day!

pixelhazard said...

Oh your post is making me hungry. Havent had breakky. Loved the vivid festival this year & I'm def the same. Need to explore sydney more often

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Johanna said...

Rediscovering your own city can never be a bad thing. The food alone looks to die for!

Niina - It seems pretty obvious. said...

I love when you get to play a tourist in your own city! Because like you said, it reminds you of your city's beauty :)

Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Jane said...

I do complain a lot about Sydney but in the end it is a beautiful city. Vivid is fantastic this year! Have a good time on the Sunshine coast!

Hi! I am LiLi! said...

A trip to Australia is definitely in my bucket list. :)

Diva In Me said...

Happy holiday darling! I'm sure you will enjoy yourself. I'm already enjoying the pics you shared =)

Marina said...

Wow - that is all I can say. Sidney is so beautiful!

tiny dancer said...

Sounds like an amazing time - I hope to one day make it down there :) Darling little blog you have here.

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hope in high heels said...

I have some wonderful memories of Sydney - its such a stunning city! I loved seeing it showcased here like this. Enjoy QLD!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Those chocolate strawberries look so good! Would love to visit there one day :D
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honey my heart said...

sydney is beautiful! i hope to see it/experience it one day.