Day 46: at the Port of Sydney. The Queen Mary 2 finally made her majestic entrance to Sidney Harbour passing by the most iconic building in the city of Sidney and one of the most striking ones ever conceived in the world, the Sydney Opera House. It felt a bit unrealistic to be standing in front of it after having seen it so many times on pictures. Actually the Queen Mary 2 was docked just there, in the middle of everything, with the Opera House at one side, and the also famous Harbour Bridge at the other side. .
On the day, we walked around the harbour and The Rocks, one of the city’s liveliest areas these days. Although this colour area wasn’t always like this, history recounts it as “a most unsavoury part of town”, a haunt for seafarers, prostitutes and street gangs. We continued our visit with our walk through the Royal Botanical Gardens. It seems like every city in Australia has a Botanical Garden in the middle of the city, which is a big advantage, and the Aussies definitely know how to create green areas. .
We also walked passed Hyde Park and Oxford Street, and even rained along this area. One would think I never left London, except maybe because it’s a lot warmer for this time of the year. .
But one can’t leave Sidney without visiting of its famous beaches. And in the afternoon we drove towards the other side of the city, crossing the Harbour Bridge on our way to Manly Beach, a most enjoyable drive. Back on the ship in the evening and ready for one of the most spectacular sailaways. .
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