The weather was not so great this day. The sun does not always shine in Sydney. We went to the Saturday morning Paddington Market. One very persuasive market stall holder almost convinced us to buy something ridiculously expensive. Remember these sculptures at the bottom of this post? http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/salt-and-st-kilda-seaside.html Those sculptures and this one are both by Gillie and Marc.
The rain began as we walked around the market. We took shelter with a cup of the
'best coffee at Paddington Market', so the rather pleasant singer told us. The rain eased off enough for us to catch a bus to Circular Quay, where we then caught the ferry to Manly.
I don't think it was the last time we were at Manly but it was the first time we stayed where we stayed in Sydney where a sign on shop door stated it was closed because of the death of Michael Jackson. Michael is dead? I learnt of it first in Manly. I like the colours chosen for the shelters.
Nice buildings. Shame about the weather.
It really wasn't the weather to hang around Manly. I have never seen it so quiet, although the great cafe Fusion Point in Wentworth Street where we brunched was quite busy.
Yes, this thing again.
And this thing, once more. Not a blue sky to be seen.
So Sydney was not so photogenic this day, so here are some photos not posted before from our visit. Outside our hotel was Whitlam Square, named in honour of our late Prime Minister, Gough God Whitlam.
I think it is a ringtail possum, rather that a brush tail, climbing a tree. I saw it scamper across the grass. Corrected, it is a brushtail possum.
The war memorial in Hyde Park is undergoing a renovation.
The Ibis in Sydney are very relaxed among human company. Their beaks are ideally suited to getting food from swamps and rubbish bins, hence their nickname, Bin Chickens.
Flowering annuals in a park? You won't see that in Melbourne. Apparently we can't afford annual plantings.
St Marys Cathedral.
I know this as Centrepoint Tower, but I think it is called something else now. We went to the top in early to mid eighties.
More fountain photos.
Many Japanese companies are very versatile and manufacture many things. In the 1970s, Hitachi made trains for Melbourne and they only disappeared from the rails last year, I think. Now they make air conditioners.
Looking down the steep Wentworth Avenue.
I wouldn't mind living in The Connaught.
City skyline from our hotel rooftop.
East Sydney or Darlinghurst. I dunno.
We could just glimpse St Marys Cathedral from our level. We failed to make it to church on Sunday morning.
Not a clue.
Back to the 80s.
Lord Roberts Hotel where we et twice during our short stay.
The iconic Coca Cola sign at Kings Cross. It has been there in some form or another since 1974.
As well as designing Blues Point Tower, which I showed you a couple of days ago, the architect Harry Seidler also designed Horizon at Kings Cross, home to many celebrities and the apartments come complete with leaking showers and neighbours who you can hear leaking at night.
A colourful busker at Circular Quay.
I had a nice steak at Lord Roberts Hotel. I bought a drink for us and used my card to pay and 1.3% charge was added. You can be sure for our second drink, I paid with cash.