Thursday, November 20, 2008

Stealing a moment...

Was reading Vicki's blog Sparkle and Glitter about all the little things that helps one make it through the workday. Endless cups of coffee aside, amid the mind-numbing spreadsheets, I try to sneak out for a quiet moment, to make a call to a loved one (or the headhunter), sometimes to reflect, maybe even daydream...


Quite surprisingly, at the very heart of a bustling city of 4 million, one can find many quiet spots, all within a stone's throw of the office (located on the northern end of the city, just before the Harbour Bridge). In case you're ever in Sydney and need some where quiet, here's a couple of my favourite...

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1) Under the Aon Building there are some shops selling great coffee and a really peaceful space overlooking Hickson Street Wharf.


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2) Courtyard of St Patrick's. BTW this little church has a fantastic collection of statues located round the internal wall of the building.


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3) Park at Lang Street


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4) Wynyard Park and statue of Reverend J.D. Lang, the minister who founded the Scot's Church.


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5) Underpass of the Western Distributor (up ramp to the Harbour Bridge)


Lunch time... sneaking out for a little peace, quiet and sun :)

9 comments:

Lavender said...

Nice spots Mate, especially if you get them to yourself for a bit, enjoy!

Loving Annie said...

Smart of you. Peaceful spots help heal the soul, and feed your energy when it has become drained.
There is beauty everywhere when you really look for it even in a bustling crowded city - and you found a few spots.

sparkleandglitter said...

Thanks for the link :) This really makes me want to visit Sydney! (Though I admit, two of my biggest phobias are aeroplane toilets and spiders and though I imagine the latter aren't as prevalent in the city as they are elsewhere, I think I would definitely have to overcome the former before visiting Australia!)

Young Werther said...

One good word I have for Clover (Sydney's mayor) is that she's pretty good when it comes to parks and environmental issues.

Vicky, I share my place with a Huntsman :)

Trixie said...

The only place I've really seen of Sydney..is the rocks...all the pubs. lol

Young Werther said...

Hi Trixie, maybe the next blog should be on the nearby pubs :)

thepomegranateblog said...

i love the Google map... making me homesick! wahhhhhhh...

Young Werther said...

Carmen, now with Google Maps you can walk up and down the street :)

...truthfully it's quite scary!

Lilly said...

Sweet post and some lovely spots. Are they still there five years later I wonder? I have not been to Sydney for it seems like years. Melbourne and Brisbane is where I divide my time. I must visit one day soon. Nothing like that harbour.