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Big Design Market

Sydney Nimble Tours took the opportunity this morning to visit the Royal Hall of Industries which is hosting The Big Design Market (BDM). BDM has over 200 stall holders providing a diverse range of products including homewares, textiles, fashion, jewellery, ceramics, life style products, tech accessories and gifts.

BDM is an annual event which is open for only three days a year in December with today being the last day. The entrance fee is a very reasonable $2! If you are in Sydney in December 2019 when BDM is on Sydney Nimble Tours can include a few hours at this venue in any one of our tours.

We will soon be releasing a register of forthcoming Sydney events and exhibitions in 2019 that may be of interest to visitors to Sydney.

The first stall holder photograph below displays the work Emma Klau, www.glassbyemmaklau.com a glass artist, from South Australia. The decanter in the photograph actually rotates if it is gently moved and rapidly breathes decanted red wine. The wine glasses similarly rotate. Congratulations to Emma on a unique design.

The second photo shows the work of talented photographer, Remy Gerega, which has been transposed onto tote bags and quick-dry towels. The photos taken from a helicopter provide a great aspect of the scenery below and most impressively the photos cover different areas of Australia, including remote parts of Western Australia.

The final photo shows the exquisite Colombian influenced chocolates and patisserie products of Esti Garcia.

Cleverly designed decanter and wine glasses by Emma Klau actually rotate

Cleverly designed decanter and wine glasses by Emma Klau actually rotate

Helicopter photography at its best

Helicopter photography at its best

Artisan chocolatier/patissier Esti Garcia and his exquisite products

Artisan chocolatier/patissier Esti Garcia and his exquisite products

Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney

The Royal Botanical Gardens Sydney (‘Gardens’) are one of the most delightful and expansive places in Sydney. The land area is 30 Hectares. Whilst there you have the option of visiting the NSW Art Gallery, Government House (inside tour by appointment only) and the Music Conservatorium as these three buildings are in the broad area.

The Gardens are centrally located to the east of the city, offer a perfect location for photographs, and the Opera House can be accessed from the Gardens. There is a lot to see and the only limitation is the amount of energy you have.

If I had only a few days in Sydney a reasonable time allocation would be one and half to three hours. There are plenty of spots to have a picnic and enjoy the ambience and vistas of the opera house and harbour bridge.

Some of the highlights for me include: Calyx, Southern African Garden, succulent garden, native plants and trees, Mrs Macquarie chair and the gardens of Government House.

As we are in Spring the next few months are a perfect time to visit. The Waratah is the floral emblem for New South Wales and one of Australia’s most brilliant native plants. A patch of these plants are currently in full bloom. Sydney Nimble Tours can include a visit to the Gardens in any of our days out.

The photos below in top to bottom order: crimson coloured Waratahs, Government House gardens with photo bomber, flowers in Southern Africa Garden and Government House entry.

Waratahs in the Gardens

Waratahs in the Gardens

Government House with photo bomber

Government House with photo bomber

Southern African Garden

Southern African Garden

Entrance to Government House

Entrance to Government House