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Touring Sydney, Part 2

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We featured bridges, beautiful low-income housing experiments, and beachside pools in our Touring Sydney, Part 1, slideshow and it would be remiss of us not to include the Australian city's most famous icon: the Sydney Opera House. I recently traveled Down Under and continue this two-part series with glimpses inside the Opera House as well as in and around the Royal Botanic Gardens (and then a jaunt up the coast to sunny Cairns!).

Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens, a 74-acre park in the middle of the city, is a place to go and get lost in (and, as...
I could have spent all day in the Succulent Garden (and I ended up visiting it more than once during my trip).
The Royal Botanic Gardens creates a bubble of nature in the middle of the bustling city yet here and there you're met...
Another part of the park offers vistas of the harbor and the Sydney Opera House, whose multicolor, gloss and matte...
The Opera House sits on Bennelong Point on the edge of the Royal Botanic Gardens.
Here, the classic view of the Sydney Opera House.
Though the exteriors of the Sydney Opera House are stunning enough on their own, the lobbies inside the performance...
I never realized how textured the sails of the Opera House are—nor did I realize that they are not perfectly white.
After several days in Sydney, we headed north for a bit of warmth and for a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, which...
As we headed back to land, we were greeted with this view of Cairns and the surrounding mountains.
Cairns is a waterfront tourist town and retreat for Aussies escaping the winter weather.
The Cairns Esplanade Pool is wonderfully integrated into the park and effortlessly transitions from fountain to...
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