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Iconic Sydney

When you say “Australia”, a number of icons come to mind, but Sydney boasts the most iconic man-made structures in the country and they can be seen from the same spot: East Circular Quay.  To those unfamiliar, “quay” is pronounced as “key”…nothing identifies you as a tourist quicker than asking a local “excuse me, can you tell me how to get to circular kway, please?”

ECQ apartments - aka The Toaster

There is no doubt that when the sun is out and the sky is blue, you can make any place look beautiful.  I know I may be biased but Sydney Harbour absolutely glistens on a gorgeous day – no photoshopping necessary – this is Sydney Harbour and East Circular Quay at its absolute best – even the locals have now accepted the apartment building once known as “The Toaster” for its flat look and the hole in the middle (and admittedly, we were jealous of those who could afford to live there).



Happy 75th Birthday to Sydney Harbour Bridge (2007)

On March 18th, 2007, the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge, or “the  Coat Hanger” as it is more affectionately known, was closed to road traffic to allow Sydneysiders to walk across in celebration of its 75th birthday.  I’m looking forward to its big 80th party in 2012!

Walking across the Harbour Bridge from the north end