Rise and shine for day 3~! The early birds having breakfast together again 😀
Waiting for the late birds~
Finally heading out and passing by the same church again! 😅 But yay to blue sky!!!
Did not have a good sleep hence I look weird in almost all the photos for the day 😩
The first stop of the day was Paddington market, which happens only on Saturdays! But first, we gotta change take a bus from the Museum station~
Street of Sydney
The Paddington market is located beside a church, so don’t surprised if you thought you have alighted at the wrong stop 😅
The market opens from 10am to 4pm, selling mostly accessories, clothes and some food. When I first heard the word “market“, I imagine it to be like flea market, lots of cheap clothes and etc. But in the end they are mainly handmade items or clothes by local fashion designers, so all are quite pricey kind.
Took it as a chance to practise photography instead 😅
Tried some macro shots on the plants but failed~ Still not quite satisfied with the macro function of the camera. But then again, the lens is not a macro lens in the first place, unless I choose to invest in one. Hmmmm.
Finished all the stalls in just a short while, so I went to get the gelato that I contemplated earlier on!
Passion fruit gelato! Could have been a nicer shot if the camera didn’t fail to focus so many times and I also have no hand to adjust 😐
The weather was really pretty good for the day, so it feels damn relaxing to just sit under the big tree and 放空~ Just don’t think of anything but the gelato! Haha!
Chilling under the tree~!
Quite like this chillax photo! (:
While waiting for the rest~
Took the bus back to Museum station to meet Lyn and Kelly, who have finally flown over to join us after settling their work!
But I figured that since their hotel is pretty near the station, we could drop by and visit and also to use the bathroom 😛 Ta-duh~! The big reunion of all 9 pax!
And off we go to our next stop!
Arrived at the same station as the previous day – Circular Quay, because we were heading to The Rocks again~ But this time round, it was for The Rocks weekend market 😅
I don’t know what is this (maybe a school?) but I like the the feel of it~
Took more shots of the Harbour bridge this time round to make up for what we missed out yesterday when it was raining! Haha! Loving the blue sky~!!!
Hello again, Harbour Bridge!
Communicating with the birds aka gong jiao wei! xD
I think the locals must be wondering why we are all so fascinated by the birds, so busy snapping away…hahaha! But the birds all look so white and clean, unlike our birds!
And here comes an ugly bird~ Definitely look like the “ugly duckling” amongst the “swans” 😐
More CDB shots!
And we made up for the gloomy Opera House shots that we took too! The grey sky definitely didn’t do justice to the Opera House. This is the kind of sky it should be taken with! 😀
Off to the weekend market!
Some of the stalls were the same as the previous day, but at least there were many more stalls today, since the weather was good.
Did you see what I see? It’s kangaroo meat! 😖
Recommended the prata-like spinach to Lyn, since she did not get to try the previous day. Good that she likes it! (:
Although there were more stalls, most were also selling expensive accessories and clothes like the Paddington market, hence I finished the first half pretty fast and took a break to take some photos while waiting for the rest~
Selfie while waiting~
But looking weird again @.@
Was looking at the itinerary and I suddenly recalled that I was supposed to visit a cafe – La Renaissance Cafe and Patisserie in this area for the best macarons in Sydney! Hurried my way to find it but sadly, they have run out of macarons, not for the day, but for the entire month! 😱
Got this cake which the staff recommended instead~ It’s really pretty, but I forgot that I’m not a fan of white chocolate and I just didn’t enjoy the cake for some reason.
Maybe some things are meant to be viewed from a distance, untouched. 😟
Castle-looking building with the pretty blue sky!
Off with the market, where’s next!
Pretty flowers, bloom for you and me~
Back for more shots of and with the Opera House! 😀 After all, we have been seeing it on postcards or TV, so it’s a different feeling seeing it in real! Couldn’t resist snapping while walking back to the train station~
Dung, flowers & the Opera House!
It was quite windy so it really wasn’t easy taking a proper shot…Zzzzz. Hair looks so screwed and messy in almost all the pictures!
And it was also sunny at the same time so I could hardly open my eyes! Small eyes + messy hair, what a bad state to take photo 😑
Finally a better-looking shot with the Opera House!
And then we tried doing jump shot, but again it wasn’t quite synchronised 😐 That’s why I said I would only try it once because it’s really hard for all to synchronise and everyone will end up having to jump again and again~
The ladies by the bay! Clinging on to Lyn because the wind was blowing and it was freaking cold!!! 😂
Tried to take a Train To Busan version with Karen being the victim! Hahaha! Look who’s the hungriest 😆
Golden shot @ golden timing xD
And a few more shots of the Opera House before we finally set off ~!
Our next destination was the Sydney Tower Eye, another icon of the city!
The area was mainly all the branded goods and atas shops~ Even the buildings and streets look so atas aready!
Busy woman at work again~ Really never-ending calls! 😨
Most of them voted to go up to the Tower Eye to take a look, hence up we went! The ticket price has increased with the addition of some lame 3D show. It’s compulsory to watch it before we could head up the observation deck~
Felt very much like Japan’s Tokyo Tower and Paris’ Eiffel Tower, but of course different country has got different view and it was definitely nice to see Sydney’s night view from a bird’s eye view 🙂
I also managed to take nicer pictures this time round, thanks to my Canon camera 😍 So many postcard shotsssss!!! Hahaha! A pity we missed the full sunset because the sun really sets damn early in Aussie!
Testing shots for one another because it’s never easy to take portraits in low-light condition! Always such a challenge no matter what camera you have~
We even tried all ways like using our own lights and etc but I still didn’t quite get a perfect shot for myself~
On the other hand, I think I took pretty nice shots for the 2 gentlemen leh! 😛
It’s always difficult to direct someone to achieve exactly what you have in mind…hmmmm. The woes of photographers! Not that I am one luh 😅
Well anyhow, more shots of the beautiful city~! ❤
Ending off with a group shot! The couple has retired to a corner with chairs by then 😅 I think we really over-exhaust them every day~
Had dinner at Din Tai Fung because I think they really miss Asian food? Hahaha! Again, I wasn’t quite hungry and I don’t know why people say you tend to eat more when it’s cold, cause your body burns more energy trying to keep you warm, but it’s just not the case for me. I usually get less hungry when I am cold; same for when I was in Europe 😕
Night photography after dinner, while walking to Darling Harbour to catch the fireworks!
Love this shot!!!
The lovey-dovey who walks hand in hand no matter where they go 😊 Super sweet one!!!
Finally arrived at the Darling Harbour and it was sooooooo coldddddddddddd!!! The wind at night was really merciless and it totally reminded me of Europe 😖
The lovebirds retiring to anywhere with seats again 😅 Poor Ronald was so cold that he even bought gloves! And Karen also walked till her legs were swollen…
The fireworks started before we managed to walk over to the spot, but still managed to capture it at least! (:
Just a small-scale one since they have it every Saturday, so I guess it makes sense. Every year, Singaporeans are complaining about their tax being used for NDP fireworks, so imagine this is like a weekly thing 😐 Can’t be expecting much.
With the dung!
Mr Photographer spoiled our picture by keeping his cool 😒
Group shot (with a photobomber) before Eric accompanied the couple back to the apartment to rest, since they were really exhausted after a whole day out 😔 Really not easy to accommodate to all because some might be tired while some still wanna hang out~
Anyhow, the rest of us stayed to look for a place to chill out because the alcohol is supposedly cheaper than water in Aussie. And it would definitely be nice to experience chilling out in a foreign country, since you are here to relax and all! (:
But I think only the wine in supermarket or wine shops are really cheap. Those in the bars especially the cocktails are quite the same price as Singapore 😐
Opting for cider instead!
Thank you Mr Chan for the treat!!!
Lyn insisted on taking a picture with the Darling Harbour sign even though it was freaking cold and we couldn’t wait to get away from the sea!
In the end we were so cold that we resort to hiding behind pillars and each other! 😂😂😂 The wind was really a killer!
And look which happy bird just found a street that he owns! 😆 I wanna go to New Zealand to find my Vivian Street too!!!
A group pic on Mommeyyyyyy’s last day with us before she flies back to Gold Coast the next morning! Despite the disgusting toilet and all, I really love how we stayed under one roof, eating together and laughing together! So much love!!! ❤❤❤