Inside the Sydney Opera House: Touring an Australian Icon

Sydney Opera House

I love the look of the Sydney Opera House on a bright day, the white tile glistening against the blue background. This was our third trip to Sydney, and the first time we went inside the iconic Sydney Opera House. It wasn’t to see a show, although we were quite tempted to see My Fair […]

Sailing out of Sydney Harbour on the Radiance of the Seas

Sunset as we are sailing out of Sydney Harbour, Australia

Docked in Sydney harbour with the famous Opera House as a backdrop, Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Radiance of the Seas sat waiting for a new load of passengers. Along with 2000 others, we stepped aboard, ready to begin an exciting adventure sailing over the top of Australia including a brief stop in Bali, Indonesia. Our cabin […]

Sarah’s Sunday Snapshots #36 – Sydney Textures

An extreme close-up of one of the artworks in Hyde Park, Sydney, Australia. Copyright Sarah E. Albom 2015; for more photos of Sydney, visit the blog

Last weekend we decided to hop the ditch and take a weekend over in Sydney, Australia. One of the first things we did was to buy a few new camera lenses, and I had plenty of fun over the weekend trying out my new wide-angle lens (Canon 24mm) on some of the Sydney textures we saw. […]

Photos of Sydney Australia Testing Limits: Olympus 14-150mm

Royal Botanic Gardens of Sydney Australia

Today I am taking you on a photo tour of the little things that made our weekend in Sydney Australia so special. It was a quick trip. Our first stop was the camera store where I got a new Olympus 14-150mm lens. I switched to the mirror-less micro four-thirds technology over a year ago, and […]

Photos: Support for France seen in Sydney Australia

Sydney lights up the Opera House in Support of France

A moment of silence for the atrocities in Paris over the weekend, as seen in Sydney, Australia.   There are no words. This post is also linked to BeThere2Day for Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday, Our World Tuesdays, Wednesdays Around the World at Photographing New Zealand, and Outdoor Wednesday at A Southern Daydreamer.

Australia’s First Convict Settlement: the Rocks in Sydney

The Australian Hotel is owned by Richard Branson, and serves emu and kangaroo pizza

Finally given the all clear to fly again, we opted for a 3 hour “test” flight, enjoying a rainy weekend in Sydney Australia. Last night we ignored the weather, and joined in to a free walking tour at the Rocks, Australia’s first European settlement. More accurately it was a tour of the country’s convict history […]

Sarah’s Saturday Snapshots #11 – Sydney Photos

Sculpture By The Sea

A few years ago we travelled to Sydney, Australia for mum’s birthday, and I’ve decided today to just share a few of my Sydney photos from when we had ‘hopped the ditch’. It was a really fun weekend, and we got to see a lot of the famous sights, as well as the annual Sculpture By The Sea […]

Photos of Sydney Australia

Sydney Australia

A big birthday, a big city, and a camera. My first time in here and I was delighted to be shooting photos of Sydney Australia. Thanks to my family for celebrating my birthday weekend in Sydney with a bit of decadence. Here are some of the highlights of my photos of Sydney, hoping that they capture the fun. Sydney […]

Photos: Sydney Sculptures by the Sea

Sydney Sculptures by Sea 2011

I love stumbling upon amazing free event like the Sydney Sculptures by the Sea. This one is a visual event, best seen in photos:   All photos ©Rhonda Albom 2011 PS: We visited the Sculptures By the Sea on Bondi Beach as part of my birthday weekend in Sydney.   (FYI – Sydney is in Australia, […]