Sydney - Day 6

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October 27th 2010
Published: October 28th 2010
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Victoria Building - Christmas decs up already!
Did it again! woke at 09:00 then it was 13:00!
Patchy cloud and warm

walked to Darling Harbour tourist information to see if we could book a Harbour Bridge walk.
But, they only would let Brian go on middle walk for the same price as the one over the top - so said we'd think about it.

Then it started to rain again, so we dived into the fancy Victoria Building shopping centre near the Town Hall.
The Christmas decorations are up already!

Mooched around the World Square and stopped at a Chinese for early dinner as Brian fancied Chow Mein.
I had a tasty pork noodle soup with young broad beans and tofu - loads of chilli oil!
Just waiting for it to burn on the way out now 😊

Got back for 19:00ish and watched TV till we went out around 22:00.
We got an party invite from a local Crown St artist, so called at a bottle shop for some beers - rude not too!

The house was gloomy terraced house, with no plaster on the walls, georgian door, burglar bars and balcony.
Then he mentioned that the one on the corner of

Victoria Building
the street was just sold for $990,000! and the neighbour that was renting part of his house is a famous Australian international artist!
We met Ronnie Muncaster, born in Oldham and was one of the first Poms to leave Manchester on a whim to endure the 5 week non-stop boat journey.
Whilst in Manchester Ronnie read the first script of Coronation Street written by his friend and thought it was cr*p - what did he know that it would make its writer a millionaire 10 years later...
Ronnie has a permanent exhibition of one of his famous annual Mardi Gras costumes in the Sydney Powerhouse Gallery, and was in the Sydney Olympic Opening Ceremony in 2000.
On one of his many exhibitions across the world, in London he told us that he'd been to dinner with Kathryn Hepburn when in London.
So, we've been in the company of Gay Royalty indeed!

We left the party some time after 2 and ended up in Sydney's equivalent of Greggs: Pie Face!
Great night!

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Victoria Building shopping centre entrance

Pub cnr George St and Liverpool St - former bank. The hotel that we stayed at last time is behind it (right). Cafe Molinari is to the left

Maloney's Hotel - where we had the buffet the day before

Breakfree on George - Sussex St entrance. Brian carrying swiss roll from Barby's for tea :)

Breakfree on George - Sussex St entrance

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