Thursday, September 23, 2010

Showing around

At the opera
Opera
Look inside the Opera
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Giraffes at the Traonga Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Din Tai Fund..
The lonely swimmer
People
Overcast...Sydney Opera

We had friends over from Germany who visited us for a couple of days. It was great to show places I like but also to be a bit of a tourist myself in the city I live in.

Here are a few snapshots of the more touristic things we did....

#1-3 Around and in the Opera House
#4 Pantomime at Circular Quay
#5 Giraffes at Taronga Zoo. I was amazed how beautiful this zoo was and you get an amazing few over Sydney too.
#6 lilac
#7 We had dinner at Din Tei Fung and the hour wait was so worth it. They make the best dumplings, if you have the chance to go and eat there...you should really do it!
#8 The lonely swimmer. It was quiet windy on Saturday and we walked along the cliffs from Bondi to Bronte. The waves were really high and we watched the surfers having fun with them.
#9 On our way back from Manly we came closer to the opera and it felt like standing in front of a famous painting in a museum with so many people standing there and taking pictures :)
#10 Sydney, you are a beauty

Maria

14 comments :

tanïa said...

Aaah, die Giraffen! Tolles Foto! Die ersten beiden Bilder gefallen mir auch sehr. Danke für den online-Ausflug ;-)

Cong said...

sehr schöne Fotos und herzlichen Dank für das Kompliment

we are one.

p æ n p i g e m e d p e p said...

So cool pictures! I came back from Aussie two years ago. Now living in Munich. NOT really the same. But hey, I love Apfelschorle! :)

jana said...

die giraffen! und das schwimmbad im meer!
liebe grüsse!!

Maggie said...

Beautiful--your Australia looks lovely. And that pool!! I've never seen anything like it. How I'd love to swim there, right on the edge of the waves...

kristina - no penny for them said...

wow, those chairs are almost better than the opera building itself! almost... ;)

Marion said...

The pool shot reminds me of the work of Carlo Van de Roer. Check his site if you do not know him !
;-)

jasmin said...

Hi again Maria.
Your blog makes me so proud to live here.
You might like this one...
http://www.52suburbs.com/2010_09_01_archive.html

Barbara said...

oh beautiful!! specially like the giraffes <3

xxxx

dearleila said...

i love these. especially the pool shot and the dumplings : )

Tiffany said...

this is a wonderful collection of images. bravo!

Mandy said...

Taronga Zoo really is such a beautiful place, I must visit again, I have not been for years, great shot too .... also adore the lone swimmer, have a great weekend !!!

Kim said...

Lovely photos. Did you enjoy Manly? It's my 'hood :) xx

Kim said...

If you do come back to Manly, look me up :)
Also, have you been to 'Chef's Gallery' in George St? If you like Din Tai Fung, you will also love this place! Kxx