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By Steve Womersley, Rachel Neustein, Carol A. Wiley

Jam-packed with gorgeous images, color illustrations and targeted maps, realize Sydney quarter through zone from boat excursions round Sydney Harbour to consuming breakfast on Bondi seashore. The advisor offers all of the insider advice each customer wishes, from exploring the Syndey Opera residence to vacationing koalas and kangaroos at Taronga Zoo. Youll locate 3D cutaways and floorplans of all of the must-see websites plus 3D aerial perspectives of Sydneys finest districts, together with complete listings of lodges, eating places, nightlife and leisure in every one sector for all budgets. DK Eyewitness Sydney explores the tradition, historical past, artwork and structure of this pretty urban, now not forgetting the simplest strolling excursions and nice days out. With up to date info on getting round through motor vehicle, educate, bus, ferry and strolling plus all of the attractions, seashores, fairs and pubs indexed region by way of sector, DK Eyewitness Sydney is your crucial spouse.

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A broad range of sights is covered: from the colonial simplicity of Hyde Park Barracks (see p114) to the ornate Victorian terraces of Paddington; from the tranquillity of Centennial Park (see p127) to the bustle of the cafés and shops of Oxford Street. To help you make the most of your stay, the following 14 pages are a time-saving guide to the best Sydney has to offer. Museums and galleries, architecture and parks and reserves all have sections of their own. There is also a guide to the diverse cultures that have helped to shape the city into what it is today.

Particular features are the high-pitched roofs, which form a picturesque composition or architectural tableau, incorporating intricate gables, wide verandas and chimneys. The decorative timber fretwork of the verandas and archways and the leadlight windows reveal the influence of the Art Nouveau period, as do the vibrant red roof tiles. The patriotic references are seen throughout, and Australian flora and fauna are recurring decorative motifs. “Verona” in The Appian Way, Burwood tower comprising a reinforced concrete tube structure with column-free floors.

Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House (1959–73) is widely regarded as one of the architectural wonders of the world. MODERN ARCHITECTURE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE The elliptical Aussie Stadium, or Sydney Football Stadium, (1985–8) and the Australian National Maritime Museum Modern MLC Centre, Martin Place From the mid-1950s, modern architecture was introduced to the city through glass-clad curtain-walled office blocks, proportioned like matchboxes on their ends. The contrasting expressed frame approach of Australia Square (1961–7) gives structural stability to one of the world’s tallest lightweight concrete office towers.

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