Sydney Day 3

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Didn't sleep very well *again* last night :(:(  Blah.
Headed out a bit after nine and met the little brother at the local McCafe.  Had brekky (bacon and egg mcmuffin and a hash brown.. yumm) then wandered through the Devonshire Street tunnel to the station to buy our tickets.  We decided to get a MyMulti (Zone 1).  
Art in the Devonshire Street Tunnel
Devonshire St tunnel
Devonshire St tunnel
Headed to Town Hall.  I went down and got myself a ticket to the Art of the Brick show on Friday morning! 
Kore's first ever train!
Tangara

Deck chairs outside Town Hall
Deck chairs at Town Hall


Then we had a wander through the QVB.  Stopped in to look at HobbyCo.  Nearly didn't get Stu and Kore away from the anime section ;)

Old freight trains
Model train in the QVB
Thomas!
Thomas
Crystal pavilion thing in the QVB
Crystal Santa room
Crystal Santa room
Christmas Tree in the QVB
Christmas tree in the QVB
Left there and went and got our tickets for the Tower/Wildlife World/Aquarium from NRMA (10% discount - same as online).  Then to Sydney Tower!  I didn't worry about panoramas this time since I did that last time.  Just zoomed in on all sorts of things, and did the tour guide thing for Kore.  And far out it was crowded!  Queued to go up, queued to go down.  And then got stuck in the lift.  Well not really, it just didn't start.  Ended up just hitting the door open button to get out.
Sydney Tower from King Street
Sydney Tower from King St
Sydney Tower under construction
Sydney Tower under construction

In the "4D" show
In the "4D" show
Harbour from the tower
Sydney Harbour
Don't know what this kid was looking at..
Not sure what this kid was looking at..
Kore up the tower
Kore and Kurama
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Pacific Jewel
Pacific Jewel
Highest post box.  Except you can't actually buy stamps up the tower.  Pointless!
Post box
By this time it was lunch time, so we went to the Westfield foodcourt.  I had subway! heh. Poor sweetie.  Sydney is super crazy busy at the moment, and even at 2pm the food court was packed.  Basically the sweetie's idea of hell :( 
Then headed across to Hyde Park to see the Archibald Fountain and St Mary's cathedral (didn't bother going in - since "pics or it didn't happen" would mean it didn't happen heh).
Kore and Stu inspecting the wicker concrete on a building in Market Street
Concrete on Market St
Kore in Hyde Park
Kore in Hyde Park
Archibald Fountain
Archibald Fountain
St Mary's Cathedral
St Mary's Cathedral
A bit of a wander down Macquarie Street.
Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks
Stu picks hogwart's nose
Stu picks Hogwart's nose
Parliament House
Parliament House
State Library
State Library
Ibis
Ibis
I told Kore they look better in flight
Ibis in flight
Conservatorium of Music
Conservatorium of Music
And down to Circular Quay, to go see the Opera House.
Obligatory Harbour Bridge photo
Harbour Bridge
Opera House
Sea Gull
Kore at the Opera House
Kore discovers the Opera House is tiled
Kore discovers the tiles
Kore at the Opera House
And back to Circular Quay and the Manly Ferry!
Freshwater
Circular Quay station with barricades up to stop people watching the fireworks there
Circular Quay station
Circular Quay
Sydney from the ferry
Sydney from the ferry
Opera House
Harbour Bridge
Sydney
Sea plane
Lighthouse near the heads
This was Kore's first ever ferry
Kore on the ferry
Sailing boats on the harbour
Manly Wharf
Manly Wharf
Wandered up The Corso to the beach.  
Smiley face in sweat
Smiley face in sweat
Bubbles!
Oz Bubbles
Church
There are several taps along the Corso for filling up water bottles.  Best idea ever!
Water filling station
The Corso
The Corso
Manly men in Manly
Manly men
Manly beach
Manly beach
Kore dipped her feet in :)
Kore in the ocean
Then back to the Steyne hotel for a beer.  We originally had a table in the middle, but then noticed a window seat was free, so we all moved over there.  I tell you what, a nice cold beer, seat by the window with a lovely sea breeze and a view of the ocean was AWESOME!!  Really really nice.  Even the sweetie felt better after the stressful morning.  Decided to get "fish and chips" there because that's a traditional beachy thing to do (and Kore had never had it before, in fact she'd never even been to a pub before!).
Beer at the Steyne Hotel
Fish and chips
Then wandered back to the ferry, which we timed nicely for some lovely sunset pictures over the harbour.  
Pacific Jewel
Kore on her second ferry
Harbour sunset
Pacific Jewel leaving
Harbour sunset
Harbour sunset
Harbour sunset
Harbour sunset
Harbour sunset
Sydney
Opera House

Harbour Bridge
Circular Quay
They haven't finished the barricades on this side yet
Circular Quay station with barricades for the fireworks
Kore's second train
Train
And finally back to the hotel.  
Had to point out that the moon is upside down here
Moon
Bat!
Bat
Took over 1100 photos today .. whoops!!  Not sure how my experiment to deal with photos on a daily basis is going to work!  OK so an hour and a half later and I'm still not finished processing photos, let alone select some to blog, resize, upload and enter them into the blog.  Might work on that tomorrow morning if I get a decent nights' sleep and wake up early enough.

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