Sunday was "celebrate the Bridge's 75th birthday" day in Sydney, and so DD and I had the unique opportunity to walk across the Sydney Harbour Bridge along with about 10 trillion other people, all decked out in our sexy fluoro yellow hats. The Bridge and surrounding roads were completely closed to traffic for the entire day, so it was a chance to get up-close and personal with the Bridge even if only for its short 1km length.
And of course, here's some photographic evidence (Confucius say: it not real experience until you photograph):
(1) Our Bridge-walking buddies Barry + Jules;
(2) Some twit thought it'd be cool to write Eternity on the pavement, even though the guy who started chalking it around Sydney in the 1930s has been dead for over 50 years;
(3) loving the graphic symmetry of the Bridge...
(1,3) I quite like the dark heavy steel framing against moody grey skies (lucky the rain held out though);
(2) Bridge posing - EVERYONE did it at least once somewhere on the Bridge.
NB: here, DD is much too cool to wear his yellow hat.
So yep, we did the Bridge and walked all the way into Darling Harbour along the expressway (which feels really weird by the way - like that scene out of Vanilla Skies when NY's Times Square is completely empty), and then back to The Rocks, and THEN back to Chinatown for dinner (exquisite duck with schezuan sauce...yummmmmm) before bussing home. See, way too much walking since I got to Sydney (yeh I know it's good for me, yada yada yada).
Thanks to Barry and Jules for being our walking buddies. Hope you put those yellow hats to good use and didn't try to sell them on eBay like DD suggested..!!