Beyond the beaches, the Opera House, and P. Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, let’s take a closer look at the most populous city down under, Sydney! Get ready for a quick Lomography Day Trip!
Established in 1788 as the first site of the British colony in the region, Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and is the most populous city in the island-continent of Australia.
Perhaps the easiest picture of Sydney that a stranger can paint in their minds is a picture of a harbor and port area, which isn’t that far off given that the central business district is is actually quite near the water.
One of the attractions where you can start off in the area is Circular Quay, the older, historic end of the city. From there, you can take a walk to the Museum of Contemporary Art on the northern side, or to Sydney Opera House and Royal Botanical Gardens towards the southern side.
If you’ve got a soft spot for sea critters, the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium is located in the city side of Darling Harbour, just around 5-10 minutes away from Circular Quay.
On the other hand, if you’ve got a knack for boats and sightseeing, taking a ferry is a great way to get around. The Sydney Ferries have been around for 135 years and it could bring you to as much as 39 destinations.
Another alternative sight that one can check out in Sydney is La Perouse, a historical suburb located in southeastern Sydney. The peninsula was named after the French navigator Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de Laperouse, who landed on the shores of Botany Bay in 1788.
Since Sydney is a diverse and vast city, it’s a given that there are more spots and sights that deserve to be on the spotlight! If you’d like to share your favorite location in this Siren City of the South, and see it published here in the Magazine, feel free to send them in as a submission!