Sydney Opera House
Day 2: Sydney Opera house, Sydney Harbour Bridge, The Rocks, Manly and Shelly BeachWe started our 2nd day from Circular Quay. This is the most popular place for tourists mainly because of the two picturesque attractions - "Sydney Opera house" and "Sydney Harbour Bridge". Please do walk-up all the stairs to the Sydney Opera House and you will be totally amazed by the 360 degree view. We missed climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge but I think that would have been a great experience as well.Sydney Opera house Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Since being here near the sea and catching up with all that jet lag, we have become early risers - so we have to make special care not to wake everyone up when we are getting ready to go out sharing a dorm with 7 other people. This morning we went to Freemantle Jail, which was rather interesting and we learned that it was the last place that someone was hanged in Australia back in 1991 when they left the jail. Later on this evening we are going to go and see the Southern Cross (Stars) which you can only see from here and then to a pub to listen to some very talented young man play the piano, didgeridoo and sing all at the same time!
St Paul's Cathedral
Right across the Flinder station is the graceful building of St. Paul's Cathedral. There is something about churches I have always adored. I don't know if its the peace that prevails in there or the lit candles or the extravagant architecture or the way people are immersed in their prayers,everything just fills up my soul with a positive vibe and a feel good factor.
Darwin is one of those places that not many travellers to Australia get to visit – and yet the ones who do make it here end up staying! It seems that all the backpackers in Darwin end up staying there for long periods of time, working to replenish their travel funds…and you can pretty much find them all along one street. But working travellers isn’t the reason to come to Darwin. The main reason is to discover this tropical city
Shrine of Remembrance
The next on our list for the day was the Shrine of Remembrance. It is considered to be Melbourne's most iconic landmark where the service and sacrifice of Australian men and women in war has been honored over the years. The Shrine is an elevated structure overlooking hectares of beautiful parkland.The Eternal Flame on the Second World War Forecourt symbolizes eternal life for those who have served.