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!).
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 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.
The Sydney Tower pokes out over much of the Sydney skyline, visible for miles around the city and beyond the greenery of Hyde Park.
Wander through the Rocks at sunset–perfect if you’re staying at the Sydney Harbour YHA.
The intense blue sky was striking against the black and gray skyscrapers: a reminder that Sydneysiders actually have to work amidst all this sunshine.
Taken at 5 p.m. on a Friday afternoon: off to enjoy the weekend.
Debbie Beardsley won last week’s custom print from Postcard from Manly Beach. Watch the mail, Debbie!
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