The Opera House of Sydney, from the architect Jorn Utzon, is the postcard from the city. It’s even more beautiful at night, glistening after a shower, or in a ray of sun.
Its beige hulls lined with tiles and glazed towards the harbour make it a very special building, its appearance changing according to the viewing angle.
Linking the north and south of the city, opened in 1932, the Harbour Bridge is a very beautiful and balanced iron archway, nicknamed the “coathanger”.
From the Botanical Gardens, you can see these two icons together, at sunset or by night.
You can visit the bridge, climb the stairs in one of the two pylons, and check its width (49 m): it is the widest bridge in the world. Ships and ferries go under towards the Parramatta river.
Coming back from a harbour cruise, sun rays light the bridge. Ferries also travel under the bridge, and you can walk under it close to the pillars.
Once you have gone under the bridge, you see the other side, seen from Darling Harbour.
From the Rocks, staircases lead to the bridge walkway, in the afternoon the shadow of the bridge is visible on the water.
Between the Opera and the Bridge, Circular Quay is the public transports node. Ferries, buses and trains leave from here. Enjoy the ferry rides!
In the background, the skyscrapers of the CBD are illuminated by night, you can enjoy the view from a revolving restaurant.
Under the Bridge, the Rocks has lots of old warehouses and a replica of the Bounty is moored.
It is a green garden among the skyscrapers. North of the garden, Archibald Fountain is playing with the light.
The fountain is at the foot of Center Point, the city’s viewpoint and revolving restaurant.
The downtown in Sydney is a vertical maze of skyscrapers, and around it are some very pleasant neighbourhoods, like Paddington, reputed for its terrace houses.