A Snapshot From / Sydney

Photo Journal Sydney: Day One

Crossing over continents and oceans usually finds me in Italy, but this summer I have landed in Sydney, Australia for a handful of days. Join me as I get to know this lovely city a little better!



The iconic Sydney Opera House, just a short walk from my homebase for the week. Almost 20 years in the making, the Opera House opened in 1973 and hosts more than 1500 performances every year. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2007.



The magnificent Sydney Harbour Bridge, opened in 1932, is noted as the tallest steel arch bridge in the world. It’s architecture was inspired by the Hell Gate Bridge in New York City.



Australia has 21,262 miles of coastline along both the Pacific and Indian Oceans, and in Sydney there is an abundance of breathtaking ocean views. We saw plenty on our city bus tour.



I haven’t seen (yet alone tasted) vegemite yet, but there is no shortage of nutella (or gelato) here!

Next three photos are of Bondi Beach, where I was able to put my feet in the sand and water. Despite it being winter in Australia, the Pacific Ocean here is MUCH warmer than it is Southern California, even in the summer!








A perfect end to the first day in Sydney — sipping Shiraz surrounded by this view:






19 thoughts on “Photo Journal Sydney: Day One

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  2. Nice scatti! Hope you are having a wonderful time Stacy. I was in Sydney almost 2 years ago and in 16 days I did not meet a single grumpy person! Trying crocodile was on my list of things my nipotina gave me that I had to do. I had pizza with croc at a place near the rocks. I can’t remember the name…maybe Tino’s? It was good-tasted like chicken! I unknowingly ate shark in Brisbane. ‘Flake, it’s a white fish’ -turns out flake is shark! It was delicious. Ciao, Cristina

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    • Hi Debra! Try the post again, you should see the photos now. I would LOVE to meet for coffee 🙂 but on this short trip I’m only in Sydney. I’m here until the 14th if by any chance you are down this way! Otherwise, perhaps we will connect in Italy. 🙂 Australia is so beautiful! Blessings…


  3. Have a super awesome trip Stacy!! PS: Vegemite is a tough one to get used to but that is just my personal opinion of course! 😉 PS 2: Try Australian game food – Emu, croc, kangaroo etc – they are not only delicious but make for great stories! haha Ciao e buon divertimento!

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    • Ciao! Sydney is amazing! I’m so enjoying the city! Great suggestion on the game food — I’m here with my son and I’m sure he’d especially love to try that! Any restaurant suggestions? We’re staying close to the harbour/Opera House.

      I reloaded the photos – please let me know if you can’t see them. Hope you are well!

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