Monday, August 31, 2009

Two days of Amazing sights

Ok. We have been so busy over the last two days!

Yesterday started out really early with an incredible view of the Sydney harbour bridge out of our bedroom window. After a quick shower we walked down to the rocks which is an old, European section of Sydney right beside the bridge. We had.breakfast at a really cute little place called pancakes on the rocks which consisted of some greasy, tasty comfort food. After breakfast we picked up a few souvenirs (yes Taylor, got you your boomerang) and went for a quick walk down to the water only to find that we were in the perfect spot in between the bridge and the opera house.

After a few pictures we made our way to the bridge to walk up one of the bridge pylons. They are huge stone towers on either side of the bridge and after walking to the top we were about two thirds of the way up the bridge. Tge bridge was completed in 1932 and sixteen men died during its construction. The view was so overwhelmingly beautiful.

After the bridge we went to darling harbour which is a super tredy boardwalk area. We took a walk through the Sydney aquarium where we were able to see dugongs and sharks through underwater tunnels. We finished up and went to one of the restaurants overlooking the water to sit in lounge chairs and have a beer and some bruchetta. The area was so beautiful and it was the perfect afternoon.

We took a walk back to our flat through downtown and made a few stops at some shops that were WAY out of our price range. When we finally arrived home I put together a nice dinner and we spent the rest of the night relaxing.

This morning we woke up early and walked down to the opera house to check it out and pick up our tickets for tonights ben folds five show and Friday nights bengarra dance show. The building it blindingly white and actually looks as though it is covered in scales when you get up close to it. The inside of the roof is covered I'm beams that make it almost look like a rib cage.

After picking up the tickets we walked down to the ward and caught the ferry to the tongara zoo. It is built into the bush in the side of the hill overlooking the water. We spent all day there and managed to see kangaroos, koalas, meerkats, wallabies, giraffes, chimpanzees and hundreds more. We just took the ferry back and walked the rest of the way home and now we are making dinner and getting ready for our big night at the opera house... Yay!!!

Sorry about the long post... More tomorrow! We are headed to bondi beach in the morning!

Talk to you soon!


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