|Pyrmont Bridge in motion|
Today we had my cousin's family too. As with any Palakkad TamBrahm outing, similar to the previous day, it was a day with packed lunch. That too an elaborate one. We must be carrying 2-3 bags full of eatables. :-P
Parking spaces in all major cities cost you a fortune and Sydney is no different. Being a Sunday, it is cheaper today. Just AUD 30 for whole day!! But we being Indians find alternatives. Why not park in office parking lot for FREE!!
Pyrmont bridge at Darling Harbor was our first spot for the day. You could talk a tour of the Australian National Maritime Museum and get into one of the warships docked there. We gave it a miss and settled for an early lunch. You see food is the most important part of our outing..
The weather was awesome with cool breeze flowing from the bay. The curd rice and tamarind rice just vanished when clubbed with crispy and spicy potato wafers. In between the Pyrmont bridge had opened and closed a couple of times whenever a slightly bigger boat had to pass by.
|Queen Victoria Building|
Swarovski Christmas Tree. You cant really get the whole tree in one frame in your camera. Parts of the tree are visible from different floors of the building.
|Sydney Tower Eye|
Sydney CBD is a mix of heritage and modern architecture. You can see many old British style buildings interspersed with huge modern skyscrapers. It reminded me of the day I walked along Mumbai CBD from Victoria terminus to Nariman Point to Churchgate station.
On the way I got a nice view of Sydney Tower Eye.
The Opera House is indeed one of the wonders of the world. It gives a different feel when viewed from far and from near. As you walk towards it and click numerous selfies, you realize its varied looks from various angles. Lack of symmetry sometimes give more scope for photography. :-)
Harbour bridge is yet another architectural marvel. It is iconic, yet comparable to many of its class - Golden Gate Bridge, London Bridge, Howrah Bridge etc. The most famous sight of the Sydney Harbour bridge is the New Year fireworks show. We could see that preparations for that have already begun!
We watched a couple of more cruises sailing away as dusk fell. It is a sight that would remain etched in my memory for a long time, reminding me of a future when I would love to be on one of them.
Our day was not over yet. Back at the Darling Harbour, they have fireworks show every Sunday!! We got back there quickly to rejuvenate our stomachs. Is that really a right figure of speech?
The food court at the Promenade had plenty of choices - surprisingly for Vegetarians too.
We lined up at The Promenade with scores of others and watched the spectacular fireworks show. I was awestruck and wondered what would it be on a New Year Eve.
One more thing added to my wishlist.