On the other side of Sydney's Central Business District lies Darling Harbor, home to Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World, as well as the National Maritime Museum. There are also a plethora of shops, cafes, and seating to enjoy good weather and spectacular views. Nearby is the Sydney Convention Center, the Chinese Garden of Friendship, Chinatown, and Paddy's Markets. I spent a good few hours here just looking around, people watching, and exploring the shops.
This weekend played host to a large Boat Show, which meant the marina and the Convention Center were filled with all sizes and types of boats for public viewing. I snapped a few shots of the impressive private yachts that were moored there, and I wasn't the only one who admired the expensive watercraft. Many guys stood around it with jaws to the ground, perhaps wishing they were so lucky to own a boat like that.
Inside the shopping area I found a little place selling candies and treats from England. Many of these treats I hadn't seen since I lived in England years ago, so going inside was like taking a trip down memory lane. It made it hard to choose just one or two items, but I finally settled on a package of Rolos and some Chocolate Peppermint Nibs. A little further down I found a nice Sydney t-shirt at a shop sale, and even picked up a Sydney travel mug from Starbucks to add to my collection. I lingered at Starbucks while the sun sank lower in the sky, enjoying a free signature hot chocolate and date scone. (The joy of visiting a country that has tea time!) Once I sensed the time was right, I headed up to the Pyrmont Bridge above Darling Harbor to get some great sunset and night shots over the water.