Our Sydney 2007 Photos

Since I was given an extra week off before I officially start at my new job, Raquel and I decided to go out-of-town for a few days. Who knows when I will get vacation time again once I started at the new company, right?

After a lot of discussion, I asked that we fly to Sydney. I just wanted to see what it is like again after all these years. Well, I wasn’t that impressed anymore. It seems a lot dirtier and grittier than when I was last there some years ago. For a start, I was disappointed with the state of the train we took on the way from the airport to the CBD. It was dirty and the train windows were filled with scratches made by vandals. Not exactly a good first impression for newcomers to Sydney.

I remember Sydney as being much cleaner and nicer. But that was like over six years ago. Maybe it looked spiffier because Sydney just came out of the Olympics event of 2000. That’s just my guess though. Whatever the reason, I feel like it’s not as nice as I remembered it.

We didn’t go to a lot of places while there because, frankly, we’ve been to most of the more notable sights already. So, we limited our sight-seeing to places that didn’t cost a lot or any money. We mainly walked around the still beautiful Darling Harbour, Circular Quay and the Rocks. So, most of the photos we had of Syndey was from those areas.

I’d like to write more about our short trip but I just don’t have a lot of time tonight to go on about it. Just look at the photos for now and read the captions for now.

Sydney 2007

On a totally unrelated note, if you remember, we are on the look out for bollards ever since finding out about them when we went to Geelong some months ago. Just when we thought we’ve seen all of them, we found one more at the Avalon Airport when we flew back in from Sydney. I wonder how many more of these bollards are out there somewhere in Victoria.

Published in: on August 12, 2007 at 8:49 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. Hi Linda. Thanks. I also agree that not all of Sydney is all dirty and gritty. In fact, I still love Darling Harbour and the Circular Quay area. 🙂

  2. I really enjoyed looking at your Sydney photos (I’ve been to every place you photographed too, lol).

    I don’t know that I find Sydney any more dirty/gritty than Melbourne, I think it just depends where you go (but then maybe I’m a wee bit biased, as Sydney’s my hometown!!).

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