|In front of St. Mary's beautiful facade|
|View from the top|
|Feeling the ambiance|
|Another side of St. Mary's|
|Sunflowers by the church - reminds me of PvZ|
|Care to take a ride?|
|An alternative way of going around Sydney|
|Having a bit of rest under the shades of the tree|
|Sun bathing seems to be the trend at Hyde Park|
|Soaking up the sun's rays|
Somewhere along the vicinity of Hyde Park, the ANZAC Memorial Building could be found. It serves as a tribute "for all Australians who served their country in war". Entrance to the building is free of charge and is usually open all year round except on Christmas Day and Good Friday. What fascinated me with the building was the dome where around 120,000 golden stars could be found decorating its ceiling. The stars were placed to honor both "men and women from New South Wales who enlisted for service in the First World War".
|ANZAC Memorial Building|
|Stars on the dome ceiling|
Tickets for the observation deck, which is inclusive of a 4D cinema experience could either be bought on-line or "walk-up". Rates are cheaper when you buy on-line, but since we had no specific plans for the day, we had to buy at a "walk-up" rate. A ticket for an adult normally costs about AUD26 while a child's ticket (from 4 to 15 years old) costs AUD15. A special rate of AUD82 for a family of four with a maximum of two adults are also available.
To reach the observation deck, we had to ride on a very high speed elevator that can bring you to the top in just 40 seconds. Thankfully, the ride up wasn't scary at all, though my ears might have popped just a little. When the elevators opened, we were greeted by an incredible panoramic view of Sydney. Telescopes were scattered around the place for those who want a much closer view. What's more is that these telescopes are completely free to use! For every window panel, there are also fun facts located at the bottom regarding the significant places to be seen in Sydney. I definitely had such a great time enjoying the scenic views that Sydney has to offer.
|Awesome view from the top!|
|Captain Cook Cruises|
|Fun facts for kids and kids at heart|
To remember the day, we also got some souvenir photos.
|With Tito Bru at Sydney Eye Tower|
|With my Lola during my college graduation|