17 hours ago
Monday, November 23, 2009
Museum and a Park
We took a low key day (read:we slept in) and had a bit of a late start. After grabbing some bun from the Vietnamese restaurant, we took to train to the Australian Museum. I was impressed by the exhibits, it was a classic style of museum. We didn't have that long there as it closed early. It was pretty cool when we went to the dinosaur room, all of the fossils were from Drumheller, Alberta! The first room we went into was about skeletons, so neat. There were also exhibits about rocks and minerals and native animals of Australia.
To get to the museum, we crossed Hyde Park. It has the Anzac (vetrans) Memorial and a view of Sydney's tower (like the CN Tower in Toronto).
There was a crazy street performer who was on the top of a post on a bicycle, juggling a torch, a knife and an apple.We had a bit of time so we stopped to grab a bite at a cafe right at Sydney Harbour. I took more pics of the bridge (as I sat eating supper). We had some fish and chips and salads, finished with (what else) gelati-including pistachio gelati
In the evening we went to a performance of the Pirates of Penzance at the Sydney Opera House. It's a comedic opera in English. I kept pinching myself as I couldn't believe we were seeing an Opera at the Sydney Opera House...so cool!!!