Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
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Well, it’s Friday afternoon, Beer O’Clock and we’re off with a few work mates to a couple of well earned drinks. Our destination was King Street Wharf at Darling Harbour.

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This is a new-ish entertainment precinct that was built on the site of some old, derelict wharves. It is the usual mixture of eating, drinking and shopping venues.

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It’s the sort of place where you find a few strange things, like a Roman soldier...

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staring straight at a Mississippi Steam Boat?

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It’s chintzy, it’s touristy and definitely overpriced. But it’ll do for a couple of cold ones.

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And if you by now have the impression that Sydney is all about finding a nice spot with a waterview and having fun, you’d be definitely right. It has the reputation for being a bit narcissistic and superficial - and that is not entirely wrong.

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And just to drive that point home, on the way back we pass this:

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Barrangaroo - a brand new, huge Hotel and Casino complex - designed to lure in more of China’s High Rollers. As if we needed more gambling in this town...

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And we also pass the old - the other side of “The Rocks” where we were a couple of days ago. And for whatever reason, our boat is getting buzzed by a black helicopter. MIBs over Sydney Harbour? Maybe that’s a UFO disguised as the moon? Or maybe I shouldn’t have had that last drink...

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Anyhow, that’s all for today - tomorrow, we’ll find Nemo!

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