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I finally have pics for you guys - had to burn them on a CD and take the CD with me to an Internet cafe. There are lots of them so I'm going to split them in two entries. This one has some general Sydney pics and beach pictures. The other one (whenever I manage to post it) will have pics from Taronga Zoo and some from the Sydney Aquarium.
It's gorgeous out today - blue cloudless skies and almost 26 degrees Celsius. Very nice. I took the day to myself as the Norwegian girls went to the beach and I've kind of had enough of it already for now. I'll probably explore the Botanical Gardens a little more and stuff like that. We'll see.
Anyway, on to pics.

The Sydney "icons".

This is from Darling Harbour where we had dinner on the first - or the second - evening in Sydney. Oh, the jetlag...

The famous Harry's Cafe de Wheels, where the walls are papered with pics of celebs who have dined there.

Pretty flowers at a nearby harbour - I believe it's Woolloomooloo. That is such a funny word.

Entry to the Royal Botanical Gardens.

The gardens.

The gardens again...

Flying foxes hanging in the trees. Kind of gives a new meaning to the expression "just hanging around":)

Circular Quay.

Elizabeth Bay.

The El Alamein fountain at Kings Cross. Yeah, Australia is pretty damn far away...

A view from the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Another view towards Circular Quay.

The Opera House from the bridge.

North Sydney. I reckon that would be a nice place to live, at least view-vise.

Bondi Beach.

Just had to take a pic of the sign...:)

A crazy fisherman at Bondi...

Beaches along the scenic walk. These are Tamarama and Bronte.

An ocean view - just because I love them:)

Manly Beach. No swimming there yesterday - the waves were massive.

Sunbathers at Manly.

Manly kind of reminded me of Venice...it was very, very nice. Eva and Christina (the two Norwegian girls in my room) are going to be living there for four months, the lucky ones...



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Feb. 23rd, 2008 04:18 am (UTC)
SO pretty! Why all the Aussies in our LJ want to leave that place, I have no idea!

Edited at 2008-02-23 04:18 am (UTC)
Feb. 23rd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
Because Australia is boring lol. Pretty, sure, but boring unless you're at the football. That's the only time I'm usually extremely happy to be in Australia lol.
Feb. 24th, 2008 01:27 pm (UTC)
Everything else is boring ;) You'll see when you live somewhere else for awhile.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
Heh, I don't know...I guess you get used to the pretty after a while and want to see new places. I mean, everyone's saying Finland is really pretty (well, at least in the summer) but I couldn't wait to get out of there.
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Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
LOL, in that case my mission is accomplished:) It's always good when people want to visit places because of my pics.
Thank you!
Feb. 23rd, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
I like Manly it's pretty. My family friends have apartments there and they're both so nice!!
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
Manly is really nice and I loved the ferry ride.
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Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Heh, they're so funny - and there's like thousands of them, just hanging.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 09:30 am (UTC)
The gardens are so beautiful!
And god, I want to see Sydney one day.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
They are very nice. You should see Sydney - in a way it's just a city like any other but it's pretty and the weather is nice.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:02 am (UTC)
The Royal Botanic Gardens are wonderful! ♥ Great pictures! Now I have wanderlust. Thanks for sharing, Tiia! *huggles*
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:02 pm (UTC)
Thank you! *hugs* I really love just wandering around the gardens.
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Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
They even have T-shirts here that say "17 000 kilometres away" or something like that. I'm going to have to get me one of those.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
WOW, Sydney is beutiful. YAy for pics! *flails*

Those waves look awesome. I'd love to go surf and swim in those. :p That sign doesn't mention the deadly jellyfish. Must not want to terrify the swimmers. ;)

That El Alamein fountain looks cool. Australia really is a long way from anything. :p
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Oh, the jellyfish...I think I saw some of them on Bondi. Really wouldn't want to come into contact with one of those.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 05:32 pm (UTC)
lol! The fisherman pic is so hilarious. lol! They're beautiful pics of very beautiful places. :) Again... need to visit... somewhere.
Feb. 23rd, 2008 11:05 pm (UTC)
I wonder if he was maybe paid to stand there and pull these crazy stunts...it looked cool though.
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