|The iconic architectural wonders of Sydney.|
Sydney is the capital city of the south-eastern Australian state of New South Wales, situated on Port Jackson, a waterway including Sydney Harbour, Middle Harbour, North Harbour, and the Lane Cove and Parramatta Rivers. With a population of just over 4.25 million, Sydney—the "Harbour City"—remains the largest, oldest and most cosmopolitan city in Australia. Sydney holds a reputation worldwide as one of the world's most beautiful and livable cities, brimming with historical associations and globally influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, cuisine and design. The city is also home to many unique architectural styles, including the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, two of the most iconic structures on the planet. Sydney is a dynamic centre for Australian economic activity and one of the most important cities for finance in the Asia-Pacific region. Sydney was also the host of the 2000 Olympic Games, which successfully raised the city's global profile. Though comprised of a large, sometimes sprawling population, Sydney nonetheless retains many large public spaces and lush green park lands—the city is literally surrounded by national parks, which extend even into the suburbs and the shores of the harbour. (http://wikitravel.org/en/Sydney)
It is also during those visit that falls on the Holy Week season because of the months of March and April. I remember during that time when we visited there malls, there are no much celebration on Holy Week unlike here in the Philippines. But what I noticed is that they are more eager on celebrating the Easter Sunday. Their malls are already posted with Easter greetings during the Holy Week. And almost all stores are selling colorful wrapped chocolate Easter eggs and chocolate bunnies too. It was such a delight for kids like me then.
My impression of Sydney is that it is a very cosmopolitan city that welcomes all people of ethnicities to visit and see its wonders. But most importantly, it invites everyone to live in its friendly communities. The city itself has already the most number of tourist spot and places of of interests to visit. Most notable were Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Harbour Bridge is another iconic structure in Sydney. It is one of the most recognizable bridge in the world. You can greatly admire the view of this bridge from the Opera House. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore. The dramatic view of the bridge, the harbour, and the nearby Sydney Opera House is an iconic image of both Sydney and Australia. The bridge is locally nicknamed "The Coathanger"or "Colin" because of its arch-based design. It is also possible for tourists to have a bridge climb arrangement on the bridge for a fee but camera are not allowed to be with the climbers and has to pass some tests. (See Wikipedia: Sydney Habour Bridge)
|One of Sydney's mega structure wonder - The Harbour Bridge.|
|360 Degree view of Sydney from Sydney Tower.|
|One of the best natural wonders of Australia - Whithaven Beach.|
|Whitehaven Beach in Whitsunday Island.|
|Kangaroo - one of the icons of Australia.|
|The cuddly Koala - an animal very associated with Australia.|