Final look at Sydney, left the best till last…

I could not leave Sydney without mentioning that endearing symbol the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Opened in 1932. That was the year Jack was born and he has a real affection for the old “coat hanger” as it is affectionately called.

It can be seen from all parts of the city. As you wander around town it will suddenly pop up from among the glass towers. But the best place to see it is along the foreshore at Darling Harbour and from the Rocks. Framed by Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House, and nestled on the edge of breathtaking Sydney Harbour, The Rocks offers an unrivalled blend of the old and new. This historic area has the bridge rearing over the top of it.

Seen from the Rocks

Seen from the Rocks

As we walk around Darling Harbour Jack takes a photo of the bridge as the early morning tourists order breakfast.

The cruise ship dwarfs the bridge.

The cruise ship dwarfs the bridge as we walk along Darling Harbour and into the Rocks area


It is weekend and the colourful Rock’s markets are on. We wander through the varied and interesting stalls and then round into the historic part of the Rocks where the original dwellings  have now been renovated into attractive and expensive homes.

The Rocks are also renowned for their cafes and restaurants

This is an area that you must explore on foot. Really a week was not long enough to really see all Sydney has to offer, but we have been here before and we will certainly be back again in the future.


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17 thoughts on “Final look at Sydney, left the best till last…

  1. Wow, thanks for sharing these beautiful views.


  2. Wonderful set of city images, Pauline. Old coat hanger…didn’t know that nickname …I’ve learned a lot from you!


    • The bridge has a fascinating history Jane, even on the day it was opened a man on horse back usurped the lime light. Google it for the full story…


  3. Love the style of the Harbour View Hotel, would enjoy staying there. Great photos


  4. I really enjoy the weekend market at The Rocks, (where I bought THE hottest hot sauce I’ve ever had). I’ve also had one pint too many at the Fortune of War!!!


  5. The Rocks looks like a great place for meandering….& lovely to see a bride. It’s funny, but I often see one when I go somewhere new, and it’s supposed to be lucky! Just the word Darling makes the bridge a romantic spot. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and many thanks for your wonderful photos, and blog & sharing your life & travels. They make my world a happier place.


    • That is such a lovely comment Deanna. I’m happy to know you through this wonderful world of blogging. I often see wedding parties when we travel too, in fact in Russia we were asked if we would pose with the bride and groom… 🙂 The wedding at the Rocks must’ve cost a fortune they had a marquee set up behind were I took the photos and it was right on the edge of the harbour. Did you notice the cars?
      Best wishes to you for 2014. 🙂


  6. Looks a fascinating place both Old and New .. Love the steps near the rocks … Wishing you and Jack a special New Year, I know you get there before we do 🙂 Enjoy!


  7. poppytump

    It’s been so lovely looking round Sydney again PP !
    We had one of the best breakfasts ever along that streer in the Rocks 🙂
    You and Jack will enjoy your next trip of that much I’m sure .


  8. Glorious photos, as always, and even some FABRIC! Or what looked like fabric, amongst the other stalls. The Rocks look to be a fascinating area, ornamental iron railings, cafés, and all. The bridge is darling! (And no pun intended.)
    HAPPY NEW YEAR to you & Jack!
    del xx


    • I’m sure you would’ve been in your element at those markets Del lots of crafted and home made even recycled material clothes


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