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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

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

Bronte House

Bronte House

Sydney Nimble Tours recently visited historic Bronte House. Bronte House was built between 1843-1845 and the style of the building has been described as ‘Australian Gothic revival’. It is located a few hundred metres from Bronte Beach (a beach near Bondi).

Bronte House is only open to the public on a few days each year. It has some lush gardens which blend into the Bronte gully rainforest.  You could well be somewhere on the north coast of NSW.

Bronte House is next open to the public on 20 & 21st of October (Saturday and Sunday). If you are interested in visiting Bronte House on these dates we can include this in the Eastern Suburbs, Woolloomooloo, Barangaroo day out. The first picture is a view of Bronte House from the backyard followed by an image of the gardens as you look towards Bronte gully.

Bronte House from behind  www.paullovelace.photography

Bronte House from behind www.paullovelace.photography

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