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Published: November 30th 2009
View from the Bridge
Well what started out as a quick trip to Sydney to take a few photos for a friend turned out to be an adventurous day. Ready to test out my new camera backpack also, I loaded all my camera gear and a few other things, to get a feel for the bag for when I'm away.
Arrived in Sydney a little bit after lunchtime and walked around the Rocks for a few minutes trying to meet up with our friends Jimmy and Emma. Once we finally met up we headed up the stairs towards the Harbour Bridge, and slowly strolled along the walkway on the bridge. Good view of the harbour from up there and took a few photos of the Opera House.
Also because it was such a nice day we saw a few weddings around the place. Tried to take a few photos of that aswell, even though it was a tricky angle from the bridge.
And even though I don't live all that far away from Sydney considering, I have never walked across the bridge. Or even been this close. As we were already there we decided to walk across the whole thing, which didnt take all that
Sydney Harbour Bridge
long. They must get quite a few foot traffic along the bridge as there were 2 security guards on duty. I never thought it would be as windy as it was up there either.
After we had crossed the bridge and walked back we all headed back down towards the Rocks. Walked past a Christmas Tree that had been made out of empty Sprite bottles, which I thought was pretty cool.
Jimmy and Emma left just after that, as they had to head back home, but me and Ruby continued and walked around the Opera House. I kept taking photos trying to find angles and shots that I'd like etc. Strolled over into the botanical gardens aswell, which is right next to the Opera House, I love how everything is so close around Circular Quay.
After more photos around the gardens and Opera House we decided to catch the ferry over Darling Harbour. It was still quite nice weather and I got some good photos of the Harbour Bridge and Opera House together from the 10min ferry trip. By the time we got to Darling Harbour it was getting late, so not much was open, but we just walked around,
The Wedding at the park below the bridge
watched a busker standing on a ladder, spoons over his eyes so he couldnt see, and he was juggling fire sticks. Twas pretty good.
Caught the ferry back to Circular Quay, walked to the car and heading back home, which was an adventure in itself, took a wrong turn when getting some food out of the city and ended up driving through random towns before we could get back onto the highway. All in all it was a good day, my new camera backpack seems quite good, not too heavy with the stuff I had, was comfortable as I had it on all day, so should work well when I'm overseas. And got some good photos for my friend to look through.
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