Sydney Landmarks

Here are some awesome landmarks that make Sydney a unique place compared to other cities in the country.  I took these images at different times during visits to the city, three of them were taken late night when I went to pick up my daughter from a school concert held at the Opera House.

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in Sydney identified as one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings, a main tourist attraction at the heart of the city.  Some big events are sometimes held at the foreground such as the show when Oprah Winfrey visited Sydney, the X Factor Show and many more.

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Sydney Opera House, night photography.

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Opera House after a few renovations at the frontage.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel through arch bridge across Sydney Harbour that carries rail, vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic between the Sydney central business district (CBD) and the North Shore.

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Sydney Harbour Bridge, night photography.

Sydney Tower

Sydney Tower is Sydney’s tallest structure and the second tallest observation tower in the Southern Hemisphere, frequently visited by tourists, another major attraction overlooking the city surrounds.

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Sydney Tower located at the heart of the city.

The ANZAC Bridge

The Anzac Bridge is an 8-lane cable-stayed bridge spanning Johnstons Bay between Pyrmont and Glebe Island opened to traffic on December 1995.  I took this image when we drove down to the Fish Market for a lunch.

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The ANZAC Brisge

Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building is a late nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival building constructed between 1893 and 1898 in the central business district of Sydney. The building is 30 metres wide by 190 metres long, now a major shopping centre at the heart of the city.

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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

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Queen Victoria building, third floor.

Government House

The Government House in Sydney is located alongside the Royal Botanic Garden overlooking the Sydney Harbour.  We were part of an afternoon group tour one time here guided by an expert historian.  Constructed between 1837 and 1843, the property has been the official residence of the Governor of New South Wales.

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Inside the Government House, “The Ballroom”.

Sydney Royal Botanic Garden

The Sydney Botanic Garden is a major botanical garden located in the heart of Sydney, immediately adjacent to the Sydney Opera House and the large parklands of The Domain.  It was opened to the public in 1816 and now is a major tourist attraction and destination.

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Sydney Royal Botanic Garden

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A newly built attraction at the Botanic Garden called “Open Air Cinema”.

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour is a harbour adjacent to the city centre, has a large recreational and pedestrian precinct situated on western outskirts of the Sydney central business district.

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Darling Harbour

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Boats moored at the harbour.

Hyde Park

Hyde Park is Australia’s oldest park. It’s also one of the most well-known park and visited by foreign and local tourists, located at the heart of the city and just setting close to St Mary’s Cathedral.

Several monuments stand guard in Hyde Park north, the most notable of which is the Archibald Fountain, a gift from JF Archibald, who also gave Sydney the Archibald Prize for portraits. The fountain is located at the centre of the park with big water feature dripping in ancient mythology. A bronze Apollo is surrounded by horses’ heads, dolphins and tortoises.

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Hyde Park, Sydney

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The Archibald Fountain

St Mary’s Cathedral

St Mary’s Cathedral has the greatest length of any church in Australia, is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney and the seat of the Archbishop of Sydney.

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St Mary’s Cathedral

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The interior of the Cathedral.

University of Sydney

University of Sydney is an Australian public research university founded in 1850, it is Australia’s first university and is regarded as one of its most prestigious, ranked as the world’s 27th most reputable university.

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University of Sydney

Parliament House

The Parliament of New South Wales building is located in Macquarie Street, closer to Hyde Park than Circular Quay.  The facade consists of a two storey Georgian building, the oldest public building in Sydney.

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Parliament House, Sydney

Circular Quay

Circular Quay, a harbour on the northern edge of Sydney’s central business district frequently flocked by visitors, it is where the Opera House is located, and further up lies the Sydney Royal Botanic Garden.

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Circular Quay at night

Here are other landmarks that make Metro Sydney a favourite tourist destinations.  They are outside the Sydney central business district and requires travelling to reach them.

Three Sisters, Blue Mountains

The stunning Three Sisters is one of the landmarks often visited by local and foreign tourists, is also the most spectacular landmark in Blue Mountains, located at Echo Point Katoomba, around 118 kilometres from Sydney CBD via the Great Western Highway.

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The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains, NSW

Central Train Station

Sydney Central Rail Station is located at the southern end of the Sydney CBD is considered the largest and busiest railway station in New South Wales. It services almost all of the lines including major terminus for NSW Interlink Train services.

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Central Train Station

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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