Manly, Sydney – Beautiful Serene Unique Special

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Words and pictures cannot describe such a wonderful place. Put a visit on your bucket list. Now! And, oh yes – stay overnight and allow.the dusk to silently enthral and bewitch you. What a place … Please press start if necessary Thank you.

The Sydney to Manly Ferry

Always on time. Comfortable. Fast. Clean. Frequent (every 20 minutes). A pleasure to use.

A standard ferry approaching Manly Wharf
The bigger ferry at sunset

The Tastiest Pie in the World?

Where? Australia. Sydney. Queen Victoria Building. Enter through the George Street entrance. Ground floor. When you recover from the spectacularly beautiful interior, turn left. Walk about 40m. In the centre of the mall is the “Royal Bakery” with tables and chairs. I (John) chose a Steak and Mushroom pie. The pie is full of tender steak, mushrooms and delicious gravy. WARNING: Take care when you cut into the pie or take your first bite! Suddenly out will flow plenty of gravy. And the pastry? Wait until you taste it! Is it the tastiest pie in the world? Most probably! But decide for yourself! See 3 PICTURES below. June 2022.

Waiting to order the pie
The menu

The pies

To get there? The Queen Victoria Building (the “QVB”is a few minutes by tram from Circular Quay. Don’t forget to tap on and tap off with your Opal Card. Enjoy.

The Sydney Tower Visit 9 June 2022

Wow! Second highest building on Southern Hemisphere Exciting lift to the top. 360 degree views. 309 meters high. See Sydney like an eagle sees Sydney. A virtual reality roller coaster ride. At the tip. An awesome experience. Enjoy the pictures.

Magic Manly Moonlight

Manly is a suburb of Sydney in Australia. Please scroll down for two pictures. It is easy to see why Manly is such a highly sought after place in Sydney to live in.

Queen Victoria Building Shopping Mall in Sydney – Scroll down for slideshow.

The QVB is a magnificent shopping mall in Sydney, Australia. It is several stories high. There are just under 190 shops/ boutiques all luxuriously appointed. There are many places to eat. A huge clock hangs in the mall. A separate blog is coming about this amazing clock. Here are some pictures taken in the QBD. Don’t miss it if you go to Sydney. I assure you: Seeing is believing. Enjoy.

Luna Park, Sydney’s world famous “Fun Fair” Picture and video below

We visited the amazing Sydney amusement park today. It is on the edge of Sydney Harbour almost below the Sydney Harbour Bridge. What a funfair! Rides galore. Dodgem cars. Rotating swings. There is also a Ferris wheel. Lots of food. From the fair ground there are stunning views of Sydney Harbour and the mighty bridge. There is underground parking. Also, the ferry stops right at the entrance to the park. It is must for kids of all ages. See picture below.

Photo: John Bartels

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Manly to Sydney Aquarium May 2022. See the video below the penguin.

Photograph; John Bartels

Join us on a visit to Sydney’s wonderful Aquarium. Watch the video see pictures of beautiful fish. There is an underwater glass tunnel. We literally walked among the sharks. We also went on a virtual reality dive with sharks. Amazing.

When visiting Sydney, a visit to the Aquarium is a must. It is in Barangaroo, a short ferry ride from Circular Quay. I hope you enjoy the video.

Walkway Treasures in Manly, Australia. Don’t miss them!

There is treasure in Manly, an Australian coastal town close to Sydney. You can find the treasures along the waterfront path that joins Manly Beach to Shelly Beach. The treasures consist of sculptures of sea creatures attached to the rock face next to the path. Don’t miss a walk along the path if you are lucky enough to visit gorgeous Manly. Here are some pictures of just some of the sculptures. Please scroll down. There are 6 pictures. Enjoy.

Along the path to Shelly Beach
Eastern Blue Groper
Weedy Seadragon
Little Penguin

I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Make sure you put Manly on your bucket list now.