My December 23 trip into Sydney to view the Christmas decorations and Macquarie Street Light projections.
I arrived in the city at 3.45pm and needed to fill in time until dark so I wandered haphazardly around into stores and down arcades passing some building I would photograph later in the evening. Basically I was soaking up the atmosphere of a city before Christmas.
Pitt Street Mall Buskers
One of the Projection boxes for the
Macquarie Street Lights display
Hyde Park Barracks – Day
St Marys Cathedral, Sydney – Day
St Marys Steps looking towards Hyde Park
Nativity Diorama – St Marys
Darling Harbour looking towards the city with an old Sydney Manly Ferry berthed beside the Pyrmont Bridge.
Darling Harbour with Imax Theatre in background.
Largest Imax Theatre in the World – Darling Harbour
The Imax’s yellow/black checkered wall
is the size of the screen.
Circus Oz – Darling Harbour
Circus Oz with Ferris Wheel – Darling Harbour
Convention Centre Tree
Playbills outside the Sydney Entertainment Centre
Hyde Park (North) Christmas Tree
St Marys Cathedral- Night
NSW Parliament House, Sydney
Hyde Park Barracks – Night
Mitchell Library 2
Martin Place Christmas Tree
Martin Place Centapah
with Christmas Tree in background.
Sydney Town Hall
opposite the entrance to Town Hall rail station
Waiting for the train home at Central Station.
Early Rail Bus
The train left Central at 10.17pm amd I eventually arrived home just as Christmas Eve arrived. Exhausted after enjoying the sights the journey was enlivened by the spectators from a Mariners (soccer)Game at SFG returning home, many vacationing children were amongst the chatty group on the crowded train. Their team’s loss was now replaced by excited discussions of Santa’s arrival.
Trivia: I did not use the flash on my camera at night as I noticed the light from surrounding building was enough and I am amazed by how clear the photos are.