Celebrating Australia Day

Tuesday is Australia Day. It is Monday night as I write this but it is already Australia Day down under. I am sure that there are a few changes in how Australians are celebrating this year.

Sydney Harbour - February 2014 - Winter Olympics Sochi - Winter Olympics in SummerAustralia Day marks the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788.

So, to honour Australia Day here are a few pictures from Sydney.

Taronga Zoo - Sydney Harbour - Sydney Australia - Opera House - Zoo with a ViewHere is a view of the Sydney skyline from the Taronga Zoo across the harbour.

Sydney Harbour Bridge - Bridge Clime - Sydney, Austrlia - Australian FlagsHere  you can see a closeup view of the Australian flag on top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

You can also see a group of people on top of the bridge. If you are not afraid of heights and have a couple hundred dollars to spare you can climb to the top of the bridge. This is not on my bucket list 🙂

I just checked and the Bridge Climb is a Covid-Safe business and is in operation.

Braai, sausage, steak, chops, hot dogsI am sure that some of my Australian friends will be having a barbecue. Or perhaps they will have an Afternoon Braai since some of them are from South Africa.Sydney Opera House - Time Travel - Sunset - Sydney Harbour - SeagullOr, maybe they will spend some time at Sydney Harbour and watch the sunset near the Sydney Opera House.

So, for all of my Australian friends I wish you a happy Australia Day.

Last year at this time I was planning a trip to Sydney and was looking forward to seeing many of you. I hope that we get back to a semblance of normal and that trip finally happens this year.

Steven

 

This entry was posted in Australia, Culture, History, Holidays and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Celebrating Australia Day

  1. Celebrating Australia Day

    On Monday, January 25, 2021, Braman’s Wanderings wrote:

    > vanbraman posted: “Tuesday is Australia Day. It is Monday night as I write > this but it is already Australia Day down under. I am sure that there are a > few changes in how Australians are celebrating this year. Australia Day > marks the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788. ” >

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.