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We woke up tired (jet lag is real!), but ready to enjoy a day discovering Sydney. We started the day with a walk to the Sydney Observatory on Darling Harbor. See the pictures below.

The Sydney Observatory

The old refractor telescope in the north dome.

The new reflector telescope in the south dome, with Kristin looking at the sun.

The Bridge from the Observatory grounds.

We walked from the Observatory down to Circular Quay and the Opera House. A couple of ships had arrived overnight - an old sailing ship and a scientific vessel. I got pictures right away, in case they left before we got back (they were there for the rest of the week, of course!).

The Opera House looking through the Rocks.

An old sailing ship on Circular Quay.

The ship and the Bridge.

The ship from the Opera House side.

In the afternoon, we visited the University of Sydney. The main reason for visiting Sydney was for Kristin to check out the University, since she'd been accepted there to work on her doctorate. Sorry, no pictures from the University - I didn't even take my camera. But you can check out the link above and this one - Astrophysics Department.

We ended the day with dinner at Doyle's on Circular Quay. Doyle's is one of the best seafood restaurants in Sydney. The original is on Watson Bay, but the one at Circular Quay was far closer (we were still tired). Kristin had the spicy prawns, which were very nice. I had barramundi, an Australian game fish that is quite large (as we found out at the aquariam), and very tasty.

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