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Hop On – Hop Off: Sydney Harbour Bridge & Sydney Opera House

We have the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House on the list this morning. Both are Sydney’s magnificent icons – think of Sydney, the opera house comes to most of our minds. Photo credit to Mak for the picture above – I love this photo with Nicole (my kindergarten friend) and Jessie (my Primary school friend). Amazing friendship all these years, many more to come.

Hop-on the Sydney Explorer bus and off we go.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is a steel arch bridge across the Sydney Harbour. Trains, cars, bicycles and pedestrian cross the bridge between the Sydney Central Business District and the North Shore. The bridge is locally nicknamed “The Coat Hanger” because of its arch-based design.

According to the Guinness World Records, it’s the world’s widest long-span bridge. It’s also the 5th longest spanning-arch bridge in the world and it’s the tallest steel arch bridge, measuring 134 metres from top to water level. Until 1967 the bridge was Sydney’s tallest structure. Read more about the Sydney Harbour Bridge here.

Wonder how it feels to be on top of the bridge? Check out the Bridge Climb here. The Bridge Climb offers different levels of climbs for beginners to experts and the price ranges from AUD188 to AUD298.

It was a lovely and sunny day – a little cold when the wind hits, would have been perfect if I brought a wind-breaker along. I am loving the sun, it makes all of us look so flawless and radiant. I was wearing Clarins Rouge Hydra Nude in 01 Nude Rose (reviewed here) for the day. I find it a little pale as I didn’t have much eye makeup on but I am still loving it.

After taking some photos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, we walked over to the Sydney Opera House which is just a few minutes away. As I was walking, the hundreds of portraits caught my attention but I am sorry, I know nothing more about them or what this campaign is about.

Finally, I have arrived at the Sydney Opera House.

The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre built by a Danish architect, Jorn Utzon. This building is one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world, hosting over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people. It is also one of the most popular visitor attractions in Australia, with more than seven million people visiting the site each year, 300,000 of whom take a guided tour.

You can check out their website here if you would like to catch some musical and/or show when you visit.

Walking along the harbour with Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House surrounding us was such a beautiful sight.

Hope you are liking the photos of Sydney so far. I have a couple more posts of this trip coming up together with some shopping posts in between. Thank you for reading.

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