January and February 2020 AD. Danny and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home.
On the second day of our stay in Sydney in Australia, we managed to cover more of the city. After a hearty breakfast we embarked on a walk of over four hours.
We started with Macquarie Street and its governmental buildings such as Parliament House of New South Wales.
We continued to Hyde Park and its Anzac Memorial, to Central Station and the recently installed Goods Line. The Goods Line is walk more or less (stress the less) like the High Line in New York or the Promenade Plantée in Paris.
It leeds to the Powerhouse Museum and the Darling Harbour neighbourhood. The Powerhouse Museum is a science and technology museum whit interesting exhibitions. But it’s lay-out is slightly chaotic.
It also includes exhibitions on Australian life, from pre-European times and aboriginal art to present-day daily life.
The Chinese Garden of Friendship is a feng shui oasis of zen between high-rise buildings. From there it’s only a short walk to Darling Harbour and the National Maritime Museum which we didn’t visit.
Instead we walked via the Pyrmont Bridge to the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and back to the hotel.
At night, we went to see ‘Great Opera Hits’ at Sydney Opera House.