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old tiles in old buildings

Almost every time I go into the CBD, I walk through the Queen Victoria Building. When I first saw it, I thought it was some sort of government building. It is an imposing structure. But then I realized it was a shopping mall. Since it is air-conditioned, I often walk through it instead of around it–because the cooler air is a nice break from the summer heat in Sydney.

Plus, the tiled floors are beautiful.

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a truly green place

After reading about this place in a bunch of Sydney food blogs, I had to check it out. Reclaimed/reused/repurposed things can be so beautiful. The food was pretty good too.

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terrace houses

I love these terrace houses. They are found all-over Sydney. Sometimes, the ground floors are cute little shops. But usually, they are homes for lucky people.

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Manly Ferry

It must be an urban legend, but I heard that Manly Beach got its name from someone who met the locals and thought they were manly. Really? That seems like a story that couldn’t possibly be true. But at this point, it doesn’t really matter anymore.


It was fun to check out the beach. There were a surprising number of people there, considering that it was a Wednesday afternoon.

And coming back on the Manly Ferry, you get some great views of the Harbour Bridge. Lots of sailboats were out on the water.

No matter how many times I’ve seen it, I just cannot get enough of the Harbour Bridge.


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wrong direction

Sadly, I got on the bus, heading in the wrong direction.

Thankfully, I figured this out relatively quickly.

Patiently, I waited across from Frank’s Self Serve Fruit Market.

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