A cathedral by Hyde Park
And I thought the San Francisco Apple store had beautiful stairs. This Apple store in the Central Business had a pair of great stairs which made it even more beautiful. Please excuse the architecture nerd in me. =)
One of the best ways, in my opinion, to experience the local flavor while traveling is to visit the local market.. flea, food, farmers..etc. This particular fair that we went to was especially wonderful. It was the Rocks weekend market at the Rocks in the Circular Quay by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The market was filled with delightful crafts and unique art. My sister-in-law and I picked up some great art pieces at two different artists' booths. (Both booths were manned by siblings of the artists. Precious, I know). When I can, I'll post pictures of the pieces I bought. For now, look at the picture below and try to imagine all the hussle and bussle of this fabulous market!
I love shopping. I love shopping even more when it's in another country. I love it EVEN more when it's in a super, super great building. The Queen Victoria building is a historic building with gorgeous interiors and amazing natural light. Yay. I am particularly fond of these to pictures, among all my other Sydney pictures.
Australia and New Zealand surprisingly had great food. I had never heard of Australia food, though I'm not sure if it really exists. Down under isn't necessarily known for its type of food, from my understanding, but for the ingredients of their staple food, which include seafood and lamb, among other things. I did what I could to eat whatever seafood I could get my hands on. This tasty shrimp, smoke salmon and arugula salad from James Squire on the Darling Harbor was one of my favorites. (The fish and chips at Doyles at Watsons Bay was a close second. yum.)