Back home again after a few very enjoyable days exploring the delights of Sydney. Walking for me is always the best possible way to explore and this is just what we did, covering many kilometers over those few days, exploring new areas and revisiting old favourites.
The area around Sydney harbour is one of those favourite places , it never fails to delight my senses.
This was taken at Balmain , one of our new discoveries, an interesting area full of history and character. Balmain is one of Sydney’s oldest working class suburbs , and was once home to dock workers and factory workers who lived in the many small cottages and terrace houses. This has now changed and the areas historic properties have now been renovated and fetch sky high prices.
No visit to Sydney is ever complete without views of the iconic Sydney Opera House . I have toured the Opera House some time ago and hope to do so again and hopefully one day will enjoy a performance in one of its many halls.
Another joy is visiting the many arcades containing many and varied shops and services. This one is the Strand Arcade and was established in 1891 and is the last surviving Victorian arcade in Sydney.
These old sandstone warehouse buildings now house many fine restaurants. Behind these buildings is the area known as The Rocks , the oldest area of Sydney containing many preserved buildings of great historical importance.
This is a favourite spot of mine , I love the intertwining of old and new architecture.I must admit this city really calls my name and as much as the idea of living here holds so much appeal , the reality is a much different matter so I will stay put and enjoy my annual visits.
My travel wardrobe always consists of clothing I love and wear and know works for me, so I travelled with my Moyuru skort and pants , a leather jacket , my little tartan top , light tops in black and this waterproof jacket from Paula Ryan and a collection of beads and of course my walking shoes.
Joining Jess for Turning Heads Tuesday.
P.S. Apologies for strange text layout, my tech skills am not sure why this happens and are not sure how to fix it. Any suggestions, most welcome. Jill xx