|High rise construction in Sydney's Central Business District.
After a good night's sleep, we began our first full day in Sydney walking through the Central Business District, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and to the iconic Sydney Opera House.
Aerial photos show the Opera House as white, but up close it's made of a light beige tiles that sweep skyward. Half a dozen different shows -- this week including the opera Carmen -- are presented every day of the week.
After a half ferry hour ride to Manly, we spent a restful afternoon catching local color --- lots of scantily clad bodies sunning or swimming at the beach.