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I'm thinking of going to Sydney...

Postby Bindii on Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:33 pm

in November to meet up with some friends of mine from another forum... they are making the trip from Liverpool in the UK and well Sydney is the closest city to me that they will be in... at this stage I shall be there from Sat 24th Nov to Monday 26th... I'm going to try and plan it so that I will have Sunday and Monday to myself to get out there and explore some of the sights...my friends are here to visit family so I dont want to intrude too much on their time... I think I am going to book a place at Sofitel ( Wentworth - thats in the city right?) ...my friends are staying in the outer suburbs somewhere so I will hire a car to get around in...

can anyone suggest a couple of good places to explore with my camera while I am there... I haven't been to Sydney since I was a child ... and that was many moons ago..lol... so I have no idea where what is etc..

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Postby Alpha_7 on Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:31 pm

Hmm you have lots of options, what sort of stuff where you interested in ?

You've got the beaches, got the Ferries (popular with some of us on the forum), Botanic Gardens, Aquarium, Darling Harbour, the little island out near La Perouse (can't remember the name). Waston's Bay and the heads.

Got anything in mind ?
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Postby ATJ on Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:44 pm

Sue,

Maybe someone could organise a DSLRUsers meet. We have a few legs of the Sydney Harbour walk to do.

Edit: can you bring Amanda, too? :P

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Re: I'm thinking of going to Sydney...

Postby daniel_r on Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:06 pm

Bindii wrote: I think I am going to book a place at Sofitel ( Wentworth - thats in the city right?


Yes, the Sofitel Wentworth is right in the CBD (Circular Quay end, easy walking distance).

I wouldn't recommend staying there this week though :D :P


You'll have plenty of places within walking distance from the Wentworth, and most touristy sights are easily accessible by public transport (bus, ferry and train all depart from circular quay).

If you're looking at hiring a car, the Wentworth will most likely charge a garage fee on your hotel room ($25-30 night seems to be the going rate).

What sort of thing do you want to visit/photograph? The tourist highlights? street? architecture? harbour?

I'm sure we can get a meet together :D
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Postby Matt. K on Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:10 pm

Might be a good idea to meet up with some of the local forum members and get a guided tour?
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Postby Kyle on Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:35 pm

Come shoot some motorsports Bindii :D
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Postby gstark on Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:49 pm

G'day from gate F37 in SIA.

A minimeet sounds like the go.

Maybe even our Chrissie dinner?

Let's do some detailed talking when I'm back in APECtown next week.
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Postby michael_ on Wed Sep 05, 2007 8:59 pm

hey thats my bday (24th) where are we going? :)
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Postby Bindii on Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:17 am

A mini meet sounds great.. it would be a good chance to meet some of the members from down that way... the question is whether you guys are ready to meet me... *grins*

I hadn't really thought about what kind of stuff I wanted to shoot... anything really.. I enjoy all kinds of togging and I'm easily pleased... well when it comes to what I want to photograph that is... ;)

and yeah the sofitel charges from $36 a day for parking *groans* but I figure thats gotta be better than being stranded and stuff.... :)

sorry Atj... Mandy is 16... and I so dont wanna go to jail... well not for someone else anyways... ;)
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Postby gstark on Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:21 am

Let me see if I can talk Poon into joining us for the same weekend. I'll be with him in another three or so hours. :)
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Postby gstark on Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:23 am

That will also be the Thanksgiving weekend.
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Postby Bindii on Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:55 am

Errrrr.. we don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia do we?...

Oh and I'm not too sure if I mentioned it in my original thread but I am tied up the 24th and that night also...my friends from the UK have a relative in a band and I promised I would go and watch him play... but for sure I am in for some stuff on the Sun, sun night and Monday... :)
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Postby gstark on Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:17 pm

Mostly we don't ... but any excuse for a partee.
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Postby Bindii on Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:05 pm

gstark wrote:Mostly we don't ... but any excuse for a partee.


You need an excuse to Parteeeeeee....? Someone is showing their age me thinks.. ;)
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Postby gstark on Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:35 pm

Bindii wrote:
gstark wrote:Mostly we don't ... but any excuse for a partee.


You need an excuse to Parteeeeeee....? Someone is showing their age me thinks.. ;)


You show me yours and I'll .... :)
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Postby Bindii on Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:26 pm

gstark wrote:
You show me yours and I'll .... :)


*hands you the tissues*

;)
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Postby michael_ on Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:56 pm

Bindii wrote:Oh and I'm not too sure if I mentioned it in my original thread but I am tied up the 24th and that night also


can we come and watch you tied up :P is that my birthday present? it is my 31st :wink: :wink: :P
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Postby jethro on Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:51 pm

Ahh Chooo!
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Postby who on Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:27 pm

Helloooo....

What's happening O Prickly one? :wink:
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Postby Bindii on Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:28 pm

Oh I have been slack I know... lots of personal stuff happening for me at the moment..

but yes I still will be there when are where said previously.. :)
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Postby who on Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:54 pm

It's not booked yet, but it is looking very promising for me to be in Syd on that Sunday.

Likely to be a very early start, flying out of Launnie 6.10am (so I will be up about 4am) to arrive 9.35am, else my likely next arrival is about 2:30pm.
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Postby Bindii on Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:07 am

who wrote:It's not booked yet, but it is looking very promising for me to be in Syd on that Sunday.

Likely to be a very early start, flying out of Launnie 6.10am (so I will be up about 4am) to arrive 9.35am, else my likely next arrival is about 2:30pm.


Oh cool.. :)

Well I am all booked and paid for.. arriving in Sydney on Sat the 24th at approx 11am... I plan on spending the afternoon and evening with my friend.. I believe we are shooting a gig (music) for his nephew that night... sooo am hoping that I wont be too hung over on Sunday... *grin*

I'm flying home Monday afternoon at 3pm.. :)
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