Saturday, 8 April 2017

Australian Wanderings, Part 7




Another day of wandering and discovering in Sydney. We started off at the Australian National Maritime Museum, wandered around the Darling Harbour/Pyrmont area, and then headed off through Chinatown (very clean and graffiti-free, unlike Toronto’s Chinatown) to the famous Paddy’s Market in Haymarket. After lunch at Paddy’s, we walked to the impressive Powerhouse Museum and saw displays about everything from the history of contraceptives to Victorian era steam locomotives. So many treats for the eye and the mind! On tomorrow’s agenda: a tour of the Sydney Opera House at 9am, a stroll through the Pitt Street Mall, and then watching Jungle Book - The Musical at the King Street Theatre. Our friend Maria and her husband, Markus, operate the King Street Theatre (kingstreettheatre.com.au) - this will be the first chance for us to see one of their productions. “This is not the Disney version,” warns their publicity!


Enjoy these photos!


Building reflection, Darling Harbour


Roof line, Darling Harbour 


Ropes on Captain Cook's HMB Endeavour, Australian National Maritime Museum


Ship bits, Australian National Maritime Museum


Australian National Maritime Museum


Australian National Maritime Museum


Australian Coat of Arms, Australian National Maritime Museum


Stairs near Pyrmont Bridge


Flags near Pyrmont Bridge


Wetsren Distributor near Darling Harbour


Stairs, Paddy's Market, Haymarket


Fairy Lights, Paddy's Market, Haymarket


Costumes for sale, Paddy's Market, Haymarket


Mankinis for sale, Paddy's Market, Haymarket


Persimmons for sale, Paddy's Market, Haymarket


White Dragon Fruits for sale, Paddy's Market, Haymarket


Spider web gym outside Powerhouse Museum


Flying Doctor plane, Powerhouse Museum


Across the road from the Powerhouse Museum


Digital kaleidoscope, Powerhouse Museum


19th century figures on stage coach, Powerhouse Museum


Stairs, Powerhouse Museum


Light transit outside Powerhouse Museum







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