Category Archives: Australia

Vaucluse House, Sydney

Vaucluse House, Sydney

I’ve spoken about my love for Sydney’s heritage before. From the architecture in the Rocks to the haunting photographic archive at the Justice and Police Museum, there are so many ways the past comes alive. Top of my list, though, are historic houses. I had such happy memories from exploring Susanna Place, Governors House and Elizabeth Farm that when I read about the lovely Vaucluse House, I knew I had to venture out into the suburbs to check it out!

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Visiting the Great Barrier Reef: in Photos

For my last installment on our trip to Australia I’m going to let the imagery do the talking. It seems a logical choice since our experience at the Great Barrier Reef was primarily a visual one; equipped with wetsuit, snorkel and mask, we spent most of the time silently marvelling at these unfamiliar, underwater landscapes and their delightful inhabitants.

I was and am a complete novice to underwater photography, but I loved the process of trying to capture fleeting moments in this unfamiliar settting. All the while checking a big natural wonder (and another UNESCO world heritage site!) off my bucket list…

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Opera House, Sydney

The best museums in Sydney

Sydney has some superb museums that beautifully capture the city’s colourful and storied past. Loving history as much as I do, I found myself wanting to devote a bit more time to them than my overview of things to do in Sydney warranted. So I’m taking the opportunity to do them justice here instead.

Here’s a closer look inside some of my top museums in Sydney…

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Opera House - 15 Things to do in Sydney, Australia - The Painted Globe

Top 15 things to do in Sydney

In late May we were incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to visit some of my family over in Sydney. I’m not actually much of a city person by nature, but I adored Sydney. It’s so rich in things to do and see, including two of my favourite things: history and culture.

Even though I originally wrote this as a top 10, I couldn’t resist adding a few more favourites to the list! If you’re planning a longer visit to Sydney, be sure to check out my bonus recommendations from 11-15.

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