Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015 June: Sydney: I'm Free Tours

I’m Free Tours was started by Ross & Justine, two Sydneysiders, upon their return from travels around Europe. This small group is also made up of young Sydneysiders and Melbournians.


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Thanks to Danica our guide in Sydney Sights that we took at 2:30pm on a Saturday afternoon of June. 


It started at meeting point in Town Hall Square, on George St between Sydney Town Hall and St Andrew’s Cathedral. She welcomed the participants by asking the home countries we've been from and had small chats with the groups.  Good thing about this is even there are a lot of joiners, you can still hear her loud and clear.





The walking tour includes:


St Andrew’s Cathedral and Town Hall


Followed by Queen Victoria Building and a small dog, the Queen's favourite pet, a Skye Terrier named "Islay", begging above a wishing well for the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (Read).  Funny thing about this wishing well, is once when we pass at 9pm, when QVB was about to close, there were children playing inside the well getting the coins that where donated by the tourists.





Look at the previous site of Hilton Bombing:

The Sydney Hilton bombing occurred on 13 February 1978, when a bomb exploded outside the Hilton Hotel in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. At the time the hotel was the site of the first Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting (CHOGRM), a regional off-shoot of the biennial meetings of the heads of government from across the Commonwealth of Nations. (Reference)

Take the Underground Tunnels, pass by Pitt St Shopping Mall heading to Hyde Park and St Mary’s Cathedral.




Next is Hyde Park Barracks, The ‘Rum’ Hospital, Sydney Tower.




Also, saw the Lindt shop where hostage happened on December 2014 (Read).


Walked along Martin Place until the Parliament House:




Take the small alley to Angel Place and Laneway Art (Read) 


Take Macquarie Street, head along Customs House and take a quick break at Circular Quay


We continue to The Rock’s District with views of Museum of Contemporary Arts, Sydney Opera House, The Harbour Bridge.  And, ended the tour just in time for The Rocks Tour!