Exploring Sydney - Day 1
Wednesday, 2 November 2016
We turned on Bridge Street to cross over Macquarie Street to the Royal Botanical Gardens, which we walked through passing the Government House on to the Opera House.
We wanted by buy tickets for My Fair Lady. SOLD OUT. We were not interested in other programs available as some only had seats in the back rows of the theatre.
We walked up to The Rocks Square on Playfair Street, where I was impressed by this “First Impressions” sculpture by Bud Dumas. The three sided piece shared the first three groups of people who came to Australia from England: the convicts, the soldiers and the settlers who landed in Sydney in 1793.
We checked out the Nurses Walk where the first hospital was built by the convicts from the First Ship in 1788. It later became the town’s slum as it grew. Its history is preserved as exterior buildings were saved for modern shops, hotels and eateries.
We headed back to our hotel on George St. This window caught my eye as a Beatles fan. Images from Abbey Road and Aerosmith’s song title Walk This Way. These two cooks are busy preparing items for dinner.
Later in the evening while writing in my travel journal, I found the name of this restaurant called INDU Dining with entrance around the corner on Angel Place.
Across the street a few blocks down, this caught my eye with Cuban heritage. Unfortunately, the place was closed.
We arrived back to the hotel but decided to walk further down George St. and check out the shopping center across the street that was the new interior of the original Queen Victoria Building known locally as the QVB built in 1898 to house local tradespeople of the time. The building was refurbished and reopened in the 1980s. I loved the tiled floors.
|Mary, get over here!|
|Amazed by its beauty!|
You could hear the beautiful music of the organ and a trumpet practicing for the Sunday service. Inside we went. The players finished their piece. I asked for permission for them to continue to play as I recorded. Here is what I saw and heard inside this beautiful sanctuary.