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Passage of time marked in gold

Located within the grand dame herself, the Queen Victoria Building, are two great clocks. These hang majestically from both ends of the celling. This one is the Great Australian Clock hanging at the northern end of the building. This clock weighs in at a staging 4 tons and measuring 10 metres tall. It also lays…

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September 16, 2021

Picnics never looked so good

Sydney is blessed with so many outstanding picnic spots that choosing one is almost impossible. There are though some that are simply too brilliant not to visit. The spot highlighted is one that ticks all the boxes. Scenic, romantic and family. Please consider when you really want to make out of town friends jealous! Bradleys…

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September 15, 2021

The Rocks…where the dead pay your bills.

Ex-convict Michael Gannon was a carpenter, and given how profitable death was in The Rocks in those days, he focused especially on coffins. This led to him beginning work as an undertaker (a natural career progression, of course) in the rear of the property. Today the building houses the Gannon House Gallery, which showcases incredible…

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November 5, 2020

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