Christmas Eve at the Botanic Gardens

Thursday 24th December 2015

 

Just the right sort of day for a wander around the Botanic Gardens, and by mid-morning we were walking up from the bus stop in Bridge Street towards the Government House Gate.  We decided on a clock-wise wander around the park, which took us past the Opera House, around Farm Cove, so named as the site of the first farm in Sydney, planted with seeds brought by the First Fleet, out to Mrs Macquarie’s chair and back through the Domain to Hyde Park.  We spent several happy hours just wandering and looking.

 

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Possibly the oldest trees in Sydney between the icons.                                    Celebrating 200 years of planting the Botanic Gardens.

 

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The CBD rises behind the gardens.

 

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Rainbow Lorikeet enjoying lunch.

 

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Both Sydney icons through the trees of the Botanic Gardens.                      Australian Naval vessel across Woolloomooloo Bay.

 

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Mrs Macquarrie’s chair – handcarved by convicts for the Governor’s wife, and looking out over the harbour.

 

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Taking it easy and checking the map.                                                                     Big old eucalyptus tree.

 

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Leaving the gardens via the Woolloomooloo Gate.