These photos were taken on Saturday. We walked through town to the botanic gardens, ended up walking along next to the water along the bay which magically lead to the Sydney Opera House and then we turned back around to find the Government House and gardens.
Government House they call it. Ha! More like Government Castle!! Its beautiful, big and old.
I have a huge list of historical places to visit in Sydney while we are here, which surprises me. I tend to think of Sydney as a modern and metropolitan city, but there is so much history here within the city. Beautiful old buildings seem to pop up out of nowhere as you walk around the CBD - and the trick to finding these buildings is to simply look up. They are everywhere, and I'm obsessed with them! I want to know why they were built, what they were used for, what they are used for now, the stories of the people who built, lived and worked in them - and my love for old buildings extends especially to houses.
For those of you who are new to reading my blog, simply put - I love love love old buildings. I don't know what it is but I find the history behind them so rich and fascinating. I love wondering about how these people lived - the parties, the people, the clothing, the drama and the tragedy... a beautiful reminder of a time gone by.
Also, I will live in one some day. I'm just saying...
And on a side note, I think my jumping shots are getting better!
Ps) I'm so very very excited - I surprised David with tickets to see Neil Gaiman speak at the Sydney Opera House tonight!! Eeek!!! He is my most very favourite author and I have David to thank for introducing him to me when we first started going out. In fact, I like him so much, I bought tickets to two separate events - this and this! Bring on August!!