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Sydney Triathlon, Sydney, Australia - 16th April 2000

[New scans, Jan 2020] It's getting towards the end of a two week stay in Sydney. Down between Bennelong Point and the Botanical Gardens the Triathlon World Cup is going on - an event which counts towards qualification for the up-coming Olympic games. Before that though, there's a night hanging around Circular Quay and The Rocks, a trip to Bondi beach - nice sand but otherwise just a beach - and a visit to the tallest building in Sydney, the unimaginatively-named Sydney Tower.

next album: A Hoxne Bike Ride, Suffolk - 4th May 2000
previous album: A Trip to the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia - 12th April 2000

A street on the way to Bondi

A funky dental surgery near a flyover

Bondi beach

The cliffs and apartments of Bondi

Lazing on the beach

The pale gold sands of Bondi

A water feature near Darling Harbour

Circular Quay at night

Inside the Nelson - the best pub in the Rocks

A ferry trundles past the Opera House

Sydney Harbour Bridge at night

Inside the Queen Victoria Building, or QVB

Nice stained glass in the QVB

CBD buildings

The Sydney Tower

A view of a building-sized bookcase from the Sydney Tower

A view of the Australian navy

Looking down from the Tower

Looking towards Woolloomooloo Finger Wharf

Looking towards North Sydney and the Cahill Expressway

West Sydney

Flowers in the garden

A botanical statue

Some sort of Ibis has a scratch

Trees in the botanical gardens

Funky greenhouses at the Botanical Gardens

More botanical gardens

A koala's asleep in a tree

The definition of a tree hugger

Pyramid of glass

A view of Sydney from Mrs. Macquarie's Chair

The Opera House and bridge from the Botanical Gardens

Crowd scenes at the Sydney Triathalon

A runner comes in

The crowds outside the opera house

The bit where the runners switch over to bikes

A mass of cyclists

Some German fans wave flags

Number 9

Every so often you get a useful clue as to when things happened

Marshalls wait for some action

A cyclist in budgie smugglers speeds past

Cyclists with two laps to go

Flags wave around

There's a big turn out

A Ransomes, Sims and Jeffries traction engine in the Science Museum

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A street on the way to Bondi