Sydney really comes into her own in summer. Summer in Sydney means days at the beach, picnics in the park and balmy evenings being thrilled by exciting Festival events.There is an array of free Festival events day and night to tickle any fancy.
There are major cultural events like Christmas,New Year's Eve, Sydney Festival, Australia Day and Vivid Sydney. We first visited St Mary’s Cathedral to witness "The Lights of Christmas" which was accompanied by Choirs singing Christmas carols. The most amazing part was when light illuminated the huge 75m façade of St Mary’s Cathedral with colorful visualizations.
From the tree lighting in Pitt Street to singing carols in the Domain, Sydney celebrates the joy of Christmas with wonderful traditions, festivals, and markets.
Wandering through we entered Australia’s oldest parks, Hyde Park. The park plays host to a number of cultural events throughout the year including the Sydney Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day and the Food and Wine Fair.
Moving on to a place to escape, to breathe deeply and feel the sun on your face, Darling Harbour’s - Chinese Garden of Friendship. Much more than just a city garden, the walled Chinese Garden respectfully recreates the philosophy and harmony of a traditional Chinese garden in its waterfalls, lakes, exotic plants, pavilions and hidden pathways.
Next Blog will be about how we encountered for the first time the most amazing New Year's Eve in the world. Thanks for reading..:)