Postcard from downtown Sydney

Postcard from downtown Sydney

While Sydney is synonymous with surfers and sunshine, it’s also the thriving business capital of Australia. The Central Business District (commonly known as the CBD) is nestled right in the heart of Sydney: next to The Rocks and Chinatown, a few steps from the Sydney Opera House and conveniently located right behind Circular Quay (where you can hop a ferry to Manly Beach!).

Sydney Opera House at sunset in Sydney, Australia

This was the view from my post-run stretching spot on my first night in Sydney. I don’t think a more wonderful welcome to Australia would have been possible.

St Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia on a cloudy day

St Mary’s Cathedral felt like a bit of Europe just plopped down in the middle of Australia. While it had much of the elements of gothic architecture I recognized from my many tours of cathedrals in Europe, it seemed strangely shiny and new.

View of the Sydney Tower from Hyde Park in Australia

The Sydney Tower pokes out over much of the Sydney skyline, visible for miles around the city and beyond the greenery of Hyde Park.

Alternate view of the Sydney Opera House in Australia

Take a closer look at the Sydney Opera House.

The Rocks at sunset in Sydney, Australia

Wander through the Rocks at sunset–perfect if you’re staying at the Sydney Harbour YHA.

Buildings in downtown Sydney CBD, Australia on a blue sky day

The intense blue sky was striking against the black and gray skyscrapers: a reminder that Sydneysiders actually have to work amidst all this sunshine.

Businessman on the streets of Sydney CBD

Taken at 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon: off to enjoy the weekend.

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  • Megan

    Aww. These made me miss Sydney!

  • Yeah, what Megan said. I wanna be in Sydney – NOW! 🙁

  • Amy

    Love the photos of the Opera House and St. Mary’s Cathedral – love them! Still counting down the days ’til I’m back in Sydney and I cannot wait!

  • I love the Sydney harbour shot! And the buildings- everything looks so beautiful!! I’m going to put Australia on my to-go list!

  • Anonymous

    Come back soon!!!

  • Anonymous

    Sydney is fully open for business–come visit!

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed them! Sydney is such a fun city!

  • Anonymous

    Glad you enjoyed them! It’s definitely worth a visit!

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  • Lovely photos lady! I think the only thing missing is a photo of the HUGE MOUNDS OF GELATO from Gelato Messina! YUM!

    Miss your face and so does Sydney <3

  • Anonymous

    Seriously trying to figure out how you can bring some Gelato Messina with you on your next trip to Melbourne. Let’s chat soon–I’m thinking a weekend in Sydney or a fun girls getaway in May or June is a must!

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