Holiday snaps: Part 3
Sydney is a typical modern city - I am not fond of large cities, I find them overcrowded, smelly and far too busy . . . but I had a wonderful time in Sydney in July and discovered a number of fascinating buildings . . . as you will see by these photos!! I hope for all those who have never been to Sydney (Australia's best known city) that these photos gives you a little taste of what it is like. In case you have missed the earlier photos of Sydney: link and link.
Government House, Sydney
Built in 1846 by the same architect who built Buckingham Palace in London
This is taken through one of the windows of Government House.
Can't you just imagine sitting on one of those chairs in your afternoon gown drinking tea.
The side gardens at Government House
The street view of Sydney Hospital.
This is Australia's oldest hospital, commenced building in 1811. The Sydney Hospital site was also home to the first nursing school in Australia, founded by Lucy Osburn, who was sent to the colony by Florence Nightingale following a request by the colonial government.
I just love taking photos of old buildings, their character and stories fascinate me. This building is in the middle of busy Sydney.
A monument to Captain Matthew Flinders (1774-1814)
One of our most famous early explorers and surveyor of our coastline.
Like all modern cities, Sydney is a mix of old and new, more new now than old.
A days end
You probably wondered if I did this trip all on my own considering I have no photos of people. In fact, you might be wonder if Sydney contains any people at all, as I have avoiding taking a photo of any of them!! Therefore, I have included the one below (and it isn't a very good one) to show the back of our tour-guide (thanks Clara, who is carrying the map and did an excellent job), her lovely husband (Dan) and one of their children (Holly must be standing next to me!).
Next week: the most famous landmarks in Sydney:
The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House.