Opera, museum and green, green grass

Today was my first full day as a tourist and I had a full day ahead of me so apologies for this mammoth post.

Firstly I stopped by the Queen Victoria Building, a late nineteenth century building designed by Geogre McRae. It was designed as shopping centre and was named to commerate the Queens Diamond Jubilee in 1897. I really loved the stained glass detailing, giant clock and the unique retailers.

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The antique jewellery and artisan chocolate were particularly difficult to walk away from!

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From here I headed over to one of the most iconic landmarks in Sunder – the Sydney Opera House. I wasn’t really sure what I was expecting as I have seen so many pictures before but what I will say is it seems smaller than I thought.

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There was a large cruise liner that had pulled into the harbour – I can’t even begin to imagine what it must be like to be travelling around in something that large.

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The harbour bridge looked pretty spectacular, especially with the water glistening underneath. One thing is have noticed is how the water glitters and shines, it really is mesmerising.

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After spending some time soaking up the sunshine on the steps of the Opera House I wandered over to the Botanical Gardens and spent some time strolling around the stunning grounds overlooking the water.

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I was hoping to go into Government House but the Governor was in so I was only able to look round the gardens. However they are pretty special, especially that view over the Opera House.

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From here I headed to the Australian Museum but I will save that for another post!

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