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Why is it you see more of your own surroundings when you have visitors than any other time.  It seems we don’t appreciate what we have on our own doorstep as much as other places.  When we have visitors we proudly show it off and if you’re like me, you kick yourself that you wait until others are there before you go out enjoying your local sights.  This was a day spent in Sydney while Annie was visiting.  Cecile and I along with Annie caught the train into the city, wandered around some of the beautiful places before catching the ferry from Sydney Harbour down the Parramatta River.  A beautiful trip if you’ve never done it.  Here are a few of the photos of the surrounding scenery I took.  :

Happy snapping.. Livvy 🙂

Pelican on Parramatta RiverA Pelican Swimming down the River.  He was most annoyed to have to move out of the ferry’s way. annies day trip to sydney 082He was totally unaware till we got really close. Parramatta RiverHeading down the Parramatta River in late afternoon. Show BoatOne of the beautiful show boats that cruise Sydney Harbour. Tall shipA tall ship near Darling Harbour View over the city from the waterA different view of the city from the ferry. Sydney's Luna ParkSydney’s Luna ParkTall ships in the HarbourAnother tall ship Sydney Harbour A different view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge The bridge from the RocksOpen terrace houses in the Rocks.  This is remnants of the old terrace houses which were once habitated by early settlers. Thankfully these are restored but open for all to wander through.  No roofs and only bits of furniture but when you see the size of them, you wonder how families lived in such small abodes. Worth a visit.  Remains of terrace houses in the RocksA shot from inside one of the terrace houses of the next terrace.  The RocksWhat you can see here is across 3-4 terraces.  How tiny are they? In the Rocks area of SydneyA quaint little lane in the Rocks Street artist blowing bubbles putting smiles on facesAnnie enjoying a bubble blowing street artist Building in SydneyThe Great Synagogue in Sydney – Beautiful architecture Buildings in SydneyAnother view of the Great SynagogueCentrepoint Tower in my handCentrepoint Tower in my hand