THE COMMUTE IN TO SYDNEY

 

While staying at Manly Beach I commuted to downtown Sydney each day for work. Despite a significant amount of coaching and planning, I kept getting on the wrong ferry out of Manly Beach each morning (there are 3 every 30 minutes and many go to different places – a few permutations). The upside is that I got dropped off at different places each morning and had my camera, so I explored my way to the office with a little help from Google maps on my iPhone. The downside … it often took longer.

A few (quite a few) photos from Day 1’s wander to the office and the ferry ride in.

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A friendly ferry.

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No one honked while I stopped in the middle of the road.

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I have been to Sydney a handful of times and never explored the city. It has always been airport > hotel > office >  customer > office > hotel > airport. It was nice to walk through the streets. I was struck by how Sydney has preserved so many older buildings. Toronto and Sydney are similar in age, and compared to Sydney – Toronto falls way short. They would have torn most of these buildings down by now .. which is a shame. Well done Sydney.

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Someone told me this is a rubber tree. I think they are wrong, I believe it is a sycamore tree.

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Beautiful church.

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This fellow stopped to have his photo taken. He was charming the people exiting a long line of buses.

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During my “lost” wander to the office I stumbled upon a coffee shop that I had been to before. It happened to be the shop which serves the best cappuccino in Sydney (or the best that I have had so far). I asked about the froth – as I would love to get it that thick on my home machine. Alas, it is a special milk only delivered to the shops.

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The sky was very blue in Sydney. This is a zero processing handheld HDR. Well done Canon.

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The place where I should have gotten off each morning. I only got it right the last time. Which isn’t a bad thing.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Comments

  1. Wow, noone beeped at you when you stopped in the middle of the road? That is amazing, I always find when I visit Sydney people honk their horns continuously. I even had a car honking his horn at me once as I stopped to let a disabled man cross the road at a pedestrian crossing! Then again, I’m from Queensland where everyone is super Laid back. :) These pictures are really beautiful.

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