Collection by Miyoko Ohtake

Touring Sydney, Part 1

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Sydney really is everything people build it up to be: the Opera House, the Botanic Gardens, the beaches! I recently traveled Down Under to take in its sights and sounds. This slideshow, the first of two about touring Sydney, hits just the tip of what's to be discovered in Australia's most populous city.

The Sydney Harbor Bridge (or Harbour Bridge as they spell it there) is one of the city's iconic landmarks.
Yes, those tiny specks are people on top of the Sydney Harbor Bridge.
We stayed not too far from the neighborhood known as the Rocks.
I instantly fell in love with the Sirius Apartment buildings in the Rocks and had the good fortune of walking by them...
Back at street level, we stumbled upon the weekend market.
These apartment buildings also caught my eye, for their geometry and stark contrast against the water.
Shown here is the pedestrian street that leads from the harbor side of Manly to Manly Beach on the other side.
This amazing beach is the famous Bondi Beach, recommended countless times, including once by Dwell follower...
As jellyfish making swimming in the ocean dangerous in Australian summer (and because some people just don't prefer...
At then other end of Bondi Beach is this more famous pool.
One of our favorite walks was our stroll from Bondi Beach to Bronte Beach, suggested by several friends and Dwell...
One of the best parts of the Bondi to Bronte walk was the lack of safety rails (and warning signs); it was so...
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