This is going to be the first of four rather picture heavy posts of our adventures over in Sydney. Last Saturday we had to get up so early we really shouldn't have bothered going to bed to catch an early morning flight from Wellington to Sydney - we arrived at Sydney before 9am and headed into the city to our airport. We had a look around Chinatown when we first arrived - however, nothing much was open as it was so early!
After wandering around a bit trying to find our bearings, I spied a ferris wheel! Rich wasn't as keen on the ferris wheel as I was so it was a solo ride - with amazing views of the city.
A few more photos from around the harbour - including some old warships you can go on board and have a look around.
It was actually our plan to head back to the hotel and have a wee nap before heading out to a show later that night. But on the way we stopped at the Queen Victoria Building. Its a beautiful old building that currently a really fancy shopping centre - I would never shop here but its fun to look around and we did actually have breakfast here one morning.
We also got to see a whole bunch of buildings lit up and looking pretty - including the Sydney Opera House. Heres a few night pictures of Sydney - taken from the balcony of the Opera House whilst we were waiting for the show to start.
Here's the view from our seats before the show begins - we were second row from the back. There weren't many seats left by the time we booked but we still had an amazing view.Here's some photos taken at the show itself which was AMAZING! Its one of the best shows I have seen. As well as performing her own songs with her band, she also did some covers with a string quartet - including "Lullaby" by The Cure which is one of my favourite songs by The Cure and the Bat for Lashes version was so delightfully creepy.
Our first day in Sydney is NEARLY over *PHEW* but here's a photo of me with a glow person - there was a whole bunch of them as part of the Vivid Festival.