Sydney Day 5

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Beer Line Walk

So after pondering over beer bottles and brewing equipment in Haymarket and the pink dots, I went online and found out the little pink dots all over Sydney were part of a street art project called "Beer Line - from Barley to the Bottle".  It started in Haymarket with some real barley planted in planter boxes.  Unfortunately the barley had been harvested when we were there and it was just grass left.  This morning I went to the start of the line and found some more information.  It was partly in memory of the Castlemaine Brewery, and went in two directions - right towards Redfern, and left towards Circular Quay.  I had intentions of walking the entire line, however I only managed to get as far as Wynyard before I had to get back for Art of the Brick, and then the rest of the week was too busy to finish it.

Beer bottles
Beer line beginning
Barley planter boxes (harvested, just grass now)
Grass
Start of the Beer Line
Pink dots
Space invaders in Haymarket
Space invaders
Footsteps on George Street
Footsteps
Hopscotch outside the QVB
Hopscotch
Near Wynyard there was a branch off to the left with basketball lines
Basketball

Here's some of the other stuff I stopped to take photos of along the walk

The hear/see/speak no evil monkeys had santa hats on
Monkeys
Queen Victoria statue outside the QVB
Queen Victoria
Dog sculpture outside the QVB
Dog sculpture


Art of the Brick

This was all kinds of awesome, but I'll put that in a separate entry


Bondi Beach

It seems Sydney Buses forgot that hundreds of people want to go to the beach during the school holidays, and were running a regular weekday timetable (actually there was probably a few extra buses that day otherwise we *never* would have gotten there).  So we queued for like half an hour, then had to squeeze onto a bus and stand the whole way.  I didn't have my swimmers since I'd been at Art of the Brick and was expecting Stu and Kore to have gone a lot earlier.  So I sat under a tree.  And got very grumpy at someone who was completely unsympathetic to my not being able to take photos at Harry Potter.  So sat there feeling pretty miserable.  Blah.  Had a snack later with Stu and Kore before heading back to the hotel to recover.

Queue for buses at Bondi Junction
Queue for buses at Bondi Junction
Squeezed onto a bus
Kore on the bus
Super crowded Bondi Beach
Super crowded Bondi Beach

Sydney Aquarium

Too many annoying people, but there was a whole collection of nautical-themed Lego setup which made it pretty awesome.  Apparently the company that owns that Aquarium also owns Legoland, so they were doing a promotion.  Worked for me :):)

Triton in Lego
Triton
Freshwater crayfish
Crayfish
Some sort of dragon
Water dragon
Either a Murray or a Trout Cod
Cod
Eastern Water Dragon
Easter water dragon
Minifig with penguin
Minifig with penguin
Red Indianfish
Red Indianfish
Cowfish
Cowfish
Little Penguin
Penguin
Common Sydney Octopus
Octopus
Jellyfish
Jellyfish
Mermaid in Lego
Mermaid
Dory the blue tang
Dory the blue tang
Fish in the dugong tank
Fish in the dugong tank
Fish in the dugong tank
Fish in the dugong tank
Fish in the dugong tank
Fish in the dugong tank
Dugong
Dugong
Stingray
Stingray
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish
Shark
Shark
Turtle
Turtle
Nautical-themed cupcakes
Cupcakes
Shark in the final tank
Final tank
Sawfish
Sawfish
Fish in the final tank
Fish in the final tank
Kore in the final tank
Kore in the final tank
Kore about to be stabbed by a sawfish
Kore about to be stabbed by a sawfish
Kore found Nemo (well Marlin actually)
Kore found Nemo (actually Marlin)
Clownfish
Clownfish
Super awesome Lego display at the end - the white whale made out of Duplo and the biggest Lego mosaic I've ever seen in the background.  The baseboards had been spraypainted with the colour to be used, and plates attached on top.  But the plates weren't glued down, so there were patches around the edges (and even in the middle) where people had pulled off the plates and stolen them :(
White whale

Dinner at Eat Love Pizza

Had a few super yummy pizzas and a couple of drinks and had a nice chat

Crazy pizza stands
Crazy pizza stands
Salumi and prosciutto - sopressa, prosciutto crudo, mixed mushrooms, roast garlic and fior de latte.  This pizza was awesome!
Eat Love Pizza
Kangaroo - potato base with marinated kangaroo, roasted pumpkin, pine nuts, feta and chopped parsley.  I also really liked this pizza, and it was Kore's first taste of kangaroo.
Eat Love Pizza
Marinara - tiger prawns, mussels, vongole, calamari, chili, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.  I didn't actually have any of this one, not a bit fan of seafood pizzas.  I'm told it was good though.
Eat Love Pizza

Pyrophone Juggernaut

As we left Eat Love Pizza we saw a bunch of people seated watching the Pyrophone Juggernaut.  There were people there testing the flames etc for tomorrow night.  Unfortunately no show, we would have had to come back the next night :(

Pyrophone Juggernaut
Pyrophone Juggernaut


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