Monday, November 27, 2006

The Rocks

Photo gallery: The Rocks

The Rocks is the oldest area of Sydney. It was changed into a vibrant pocket of cafes and restaurants and interesting tourist shops and stalls. This has been achieved without destroying the area's Old World charm and historic buildings (it is often described as "Sydney's outdoors museum").

Nestled at the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks is the foundation place of Sydney, and of enormous historical signifiance.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Shelly Beach

Photo gallery: Shelly Beach

Shelly Beach is a small pleasant beach perching just a couple of minutes by walk from Manly. As usual, we took a ferry from the city to Manly. Water in the ocean was much warmer then what we are used to in Bondi but I missed its peculiar big waves.

The main reason we came there was to join the Barbara's farewell party. At the end of the party several possums that looked very hungry climbed down from trees :). They were really friendly and obviously it wasn't for the first time when they enjoyed a dinner with people.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi

Photo gallery: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi

"Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi" is Australia's largest annual outdoor free to the public exhibition of contemporary sculpture.

Staged along Sydney's spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk, the exhibition attracts over 400,000 visitors and exhibits over 100 works by artists from 15 different countries.

We saw sculptures made from wood, metal, bronze, ceramic, stone and other mixed medias.

Friday, November 10, 2006

South Head

Photo gallery: South Head

South Head is perched on the southern edge of the Sydney Harbour, opposite to North Head. It offers fine views of the Harbour and Pacific Ocean as well.

We went from Rose Bay (walking distance from Bondi Beach) to Watsons Bay by ferry. Watsons Bay is the charming fishing village adjacent to small sand beaches and cliffs.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Australian International Motor Show

Photo gallery: Australian International Motor Show

The Australian International Motor Show is Australia's largest automotive event and one of the top ten motor shows in the world. It is Australia's largest exhibition of any kind in New South Wales after the Royal Easter Show.

It took place in the newly-built Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour and more than 60 all-new, updated or concept cars are unveiled amongst the more than 500 vehicles on display.

Although we really liked the inner exhibition the test drive in Touareg 4WD was the greatest experience of the whole show.