Posts tagged Barangaroo
A New Yorker in Sydney

Sydney Nimble Tours recently journeyed with New Yorker, John. He was here visiting old mate Gareth, and booked the Eastern Suburbs, Woolloomooloo and Barangaroo day out https://www.sydneynimbletours.com.au/eastern-suburbs-tour/.

Proceedings commenced with a drive to Bondi, Tamarama and Bronte followed by a walk along the coastal walkway. The walk was kept relatively short (15 minutes return) as Sydney was in the middle of a heat wave. Our next destination was a swim at Clovelly, a protected beach.

Suitably refreshed the group headed to Paddington, Woolloomooloo, Sydney Harbour Pylon and Barangaroo. At the end of the day the boys requested something out of the way and after some discussion it was decided to visit the Cannery in Roseberry (formerly the Rosella soup factory) followed by the Grifter Microbrewery in Marrickville. It was a long day!

John became a half Aussie picking up expressions such as ‘no worries’ and whilst in Sydney he spent a whole day at the Cricket Test between Australia and India. John did have trouble in determining which front seat of the car to get into and the most appropriate direction to look before crossing the road. Very understandable!

John was philosophical about the fact that he could not see everything he would have liked in Sydney and surrounds saying ‘he had to leave something for next time’.

The pictures below are of John and Gareth in sensible hats at Barangaroo and on the coastal pathway. Clovelly in the middle picture provided relief from the heat.

In the groove and on the move at Barangaroo

In the groove and on the move at Barangaroo

cool Clovelly

cool Clovelly

seeking redemption on the coastal walkway…

seeking redemption on the coastal walkway…

Sydney open

Sydney Open is presented by Sydney Living Museums and allows Sydneysiders and visitors to see 40 different buildings in the CBD of Sydney, over two days. Today (4/11/18) was the second and final day. Most of the open buildings would not otherwise be available for the public to inspect and enjoy.

The open buildings extend over a significant distance and it is not possible to see all 40 buildings in the 6 hour window period (10am-4pm). Difficult choices have to be made!

Of the buildings visited today by Sydney Nimble Tours the following were considered exceptional: 50 Martin Place; Baker McKenzie premises at Barangaroo (levels 44-46) and the AMP Building at Circular Quay.

Level 46 of Baker McKenzie’s premises provided outstanding views of Sydney, particularly to the south, west and north. Macquarie Bank is located at 50 Martin Place and provided access to wonderful art deco architecture on the ground floor whilst the rooftop area displayed sophisticated Australian artwork, super stylish boardroom and unique views of Martin Place.

The AMP Building has a box seat view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House and Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens. The first photograph below was taken from the AMP Building; second and third photos are of 50 Martin Place foyer, fourth photo is Sydney Tower through the eye of a silver doughnut and the final photograph shows the turbulence created by a turning catamaran on Sydney Harbour.

https://sydneylivingmuseums.com.au/sydneyopen

 

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Sydney Conservatorium of Music and Sydney Royal Botanical Gardens

Open Sydney - Art deco foyer of 50 Martin Place

Open Sydney - Art deco foyer of 50 Martin Place

Indigenous art and art deco staircase

Indigenous art and art deco staircase

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower

Sydney Nimble Tours - wake of a catamaran on Sydney Harbour - photographed from level 46 of Baker McKenzie premises in Barangaroo

Sydney Nimble Tours - wake of a catamaran on Sydney Harbour - photographed from level 46 of Baker McKenzie premises in Barangaroo