Monday, July 9, 2012

Trip to Sydney

Katie, Mr F and I have just got back from Sydney. We stayed with our wonderful friends Sharon and her husband Bernard for a few days and got spoiled with home made ice cream, pizza and BBQ dinner. Thanks guys for a wonderful stay and time to catch up. It has been a few years since I've been in the heart of Sydney. Gosh.... Didn't I feel like the Country mouse visiting the big city - it has all changed so much. Most of the land marks I was used to and great shops like the Adyar book shop are gone. When we got off the monorail we kind of got lost and I had to ask for directions (LOL). I used to live in the inner city so I used to know my way around very well. It was sad to see that Centrepoint tower has a huge Westfield sign on it. Mr F was only 2 when we moved to the Blue Mountains, so he is used to the bush around him and open space. So, being surrounded by huge buildings was a whole new experience for him.

At St Mary's Cathedral we lit a candle and sat and marveled at the beauty of the architecture of the building.

We went to the Australian Museum and saw the Deep Oceans exhibition.

It was interesting seeing the deep sea creatures.

Gulper Eel

I forgot what this one is called, but those teeth look pretty mean.

Angler Fish

Deep Sea Squid

There were deep sea creature hats that the kids could wear for a little while. There wasn't enough to go around - lots of kids there.

Yummy home made pizza

Ginger was loving the cuddles and lots of attention.

Here's Sharon and Mr F making ice cream.

Sharon took us for a drive in her car, with the roof-top down, over the Harbour Bridge. They look a bit windblown but they loved it. This is when my camera died, so I don't have any more pictures of our stay.  We went to the Power House the next day and saw the Narnia exhibition, which was interesting looking at the costumes. It reminded me of the Lord of the Rings exhibition that my partner, Katie and I saw while we were in New Zealand years ago.


Lynne said...

Welcome home, sounds like you all had a great time. I like visiting the city but I'm always glad to come home!

Toria said...

They look like they had a great time. I've heard that the Lord of the Rings exhibition was fabulous, so I'm sorry I missed seeing it.

Sea Star said...

I do love visiting Sydney for all the museums, buildings etc, its always nice to return home to. I can't believe how time flies, look at our kids just growing! We are all well up here, hope you are all well down there!

Raggle Taggle Gypsy Girl said...

So glad you guys had a great time, you all look very relaxed and refreshed......

George said...

Hi there! :) I'm glad to see you had a lot of fun. Adyar is stil in existence, it's just moved address :) It's now 'round the other side of St Andrews.