The local government put on Discovery Day yesterday where they opened up Sydney Harbour foreshore to the general public. There were 2 primary reasons for holding this event:
- It was a good promotional event to showcase the future of our foreshore; and,
- It would hopefully appease the general public (some of the changes were somewhat controversial).
I was quite excited as the gates to the White Bay Power Station was part of the exhibition (a real treat as I’m a big fan of the old relic). To my dismay, they did not allow inside tours to the power station (asbestos) but we were still allowed to walk around the area.
I managed to take these snaps yesterday.
I was quite surprised how polished the cruise terminal was having seen the massive liners pull up every so often. It’s hard to believe that it’s a 5-minute walk around the house but it’s an area I’ve never seen up close.
The open day also showcased a brief history film of how our foreshore developed, which is always interesting if you’re into history.
All in all, it made for a great Sunday. I’m looking forward to walking around again when they open the terminal in the future.
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Cars are overrated and we all get complacent sometimes and forget to use our feet. Imagine my delight when I had this great opportunity yesterday. It couldn’t have been better.