So now that we're back and the jetlag is mostly gone I'm going to start sharing like crazy!
First up, let's go back to our first destination: Sydney. I've already shared a few random pics from our first few days in Sydney (which you can see here) but today we're having a look at the city from above; high up in Sydney Tower Eye.
Sydney Tower is quite like many of the other observation towers you find in various cities (like the ones we visited in Vancouver and Calgary). I'm never quite sure what to call Sydney Tower as it's one of those buildings that has had multiple names over the years. I always referred to it as Centrepoint Tower when we lived in Sydney, but I have a feeling that it was actually called AMP Tower at the time! Either way, the name is now officially Sydney Tower, and the observation deck at the top is Sydney Tower Eye.
We were able to point out to the kids the locations of our old homes (we lived in five different apartments/houses in Sydney!), places we frequently visited, and even my old office, which is at the end of the wharf with the motor yacht on the left side of the photo below.
We arrived at Sydney Tower Eye late in the afternoon and stayed until the sun had set and the lights of the city began to twinkle.
Back down by the elevators to the top of the tower Ava and Lola played "giant monsters" with a replica of the tower. Ava's monster looks pretty scary but I don't think I'd be too frightened of Lola's monster!
Sydney Tower Eye is a great place to visit for a bird's eye view over the city. Opening hours, admission prices and other information can be found at www.sydneytowereye.com.au.