Monday, February 22, 2010

Darling Harbour and Star City Casino

Tuesday, November 24th

After spending a few hours at the aquarium, I grabbed a coffee and we wandered around Darling Harbour for a little while. There was an exhibit set up by UNICEF where they took photos of children and asked them to draw pictures of themselves. The results were interesting and sometimes very funny and endearing. There was also an exhibit that discussed the history of Darling Harbour and how it developed into the pedestrian entertainment thoroughfair that it is today.

UNICEF Exhibit (Click thumbnails to see larger Photos)

We walked around the harbour and past the fountains and decided to go see Star City Casino where we could get a drink. We were going to get dinner at Astral, the restaurant on the top floor of the Star City Casino Hotel. The problem was we were both getting tired and the restaurant would not be open until later. We just found a place in the casino where we got a beer and rested our feet. After that, we walked back to The Rocks and had some bar food at the same sport bar that Cheryl and friends took me to before going to the observatory.

Star City (Click thumbnails to see larger Photos)

In 2007 on my first visit to Sydney I spent my last three nights at the Star City Casino Hotel because the hotel I was staying in for the first part of my trip was not able to extend my booking when I was asked to stay for an extra 3 nights. I really liked the room there and there is plenty to see and do around the casino and Darling Harbour.

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