Sydney – A photographic snapshot
The site of the first British colony in Australia, the city of the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge, a sporting mecca and the home of some of the most spectacular beaches and parks in the world.
There can be few more famous, popular and varied places than Sydney.
Here are just a few photographs from the one of the world’s very best cities…
There are few more iconic buildings than Sydney Opera House, and – along with the instantly recognisable Sydney Harbour Bridge – this must be the most photographed place in the city.
One of, if not the, most well known beaches in the world, Bondi Beach is roughly a kilometre long.
Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is a bench cut out of exposed sandstone rock.
Located on a peninsula in Sydney Harbour, it was hand carved by convicts in 1810 for Governor Macquarie’s wife, Elizabeth.
The peninsula itself is named Mrs Macquaries Point, and can be found near Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens.
Mrs Macquarie was the wife of Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821. Folklore has it that she used to sit on the rock and watch for ships from Great Britain sailing into the harbour.
Aussie Rules Football:
Cricket and rugby may be the focus of some of the biggest contests between England and Australia, but the locals have more than a little spare time for Australian Rules Footie.
You might have to venture outside of the city to see some real Australian wildlife in its natural habitat, but Sydney Wildlife World and Aquarium offer a pretty good idea of what you might find out there.