Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour

Note:  The Australia trip happened several months ago.

If I'm going to be perfectly honest, I'd say that I really had no idea why I decided to go on a trip to Sydney.  It seemed like a very expensive spur-of-the-moment decision (although wanting to see U2 so badly convinced me to make that foolish decision).  A friend asked if I wanted to see the place and I said yes after a U2 concert was dangled in front of my face, like a carrot to a horse.  Sheesh. 

If there ever was an award for Lost Soul of 2010, I would have won it hands down.  

Does one ever need a better reason for traveling other than just simply wanting to be in that particular place?  I say, yes and no.  If it involves visas and a large chunk of one's savings, then I guess the answer should be "yes."

For most of the year, I was all over the place -- literally!  If someone asked me if I wanted to go anywhere, I was already there loooong before they'd even finished the sentence.  I felt as if I was flailing about, not knowing where exactly I wanted to be, like some kind of homeless person.

Walking towards the Sydney Opera House along Circular Quay   

Walking towards the sea-facing end of the opera house

You can see the Botanic Gardens from this side

Harbour Bridge

I'd taken moody photos, haven't I? hahahaha

When night has fallen...


Looking at the Harbour Bridge and Opera House photos now, they seem very sad to me...

And when I noticed that all three of us were facing the sea, it's given me a profound revelation.  The sea symbolises an unknown future, which is a predicament I had suddenly found myself in.  The thought was overwhelmingly daunting and scary.  I had been traveling to literally escape thinking about it... 

... Or maybe I was simply heartbroken.


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PopBlush said...

Yay, its Sydney~ You take great pictures! I love going to Circular Quay in summer and having an ice cream by the wharf.

I love travelling and would love to go so many places~ But like you said, its expensive! XD

Awww.. Don't be heart broken~! Cheer up Emz xo

July 11, 2011 at 3:31 PM
Sendo said...

wow to sydney..and to the photos. someday, you'll find the place you need to be. it takes some patience and determination to get there. ^^

July 11, 2011 at 3:51 PM
Emz said...

PopBlush: Aww, thank you soooo much! Ice cream by the wharf sounds amazing, tho! XD

Sendo: Yeah, these things could take a while, huh? :)

July 11, 2011 at 8:46 PM
Gessyl Enchanted said...

"P Sherman 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney." The first thing i thought of after reading your title. haha been watching Nemo twice daily since last week. huhu my son can't get enough of it. you have photography skills Emz, swear! i might just clone stamp your watermark and claim them as my own. haha

if a broken heart propels me to travel all over the world, i would want my heart broken every damn week!

July 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM
Emz said...

gessyl, you are too kind! thank you! i really love finding nemo, actually... so maybe that's another reason?? hahaha! i don't think you'd want a broken heart every week, that'd be too exhausting! XD

July 12, 2011 at 11:01 AM
Diane CMP :) said...

I hope i could visit sydney someday :) Great post! i'm following! follow back?

July 13, 2011 at 10:04 AM
Emz said...

Aww, thanks Diane! XD

July 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM
killrfillr said...

how much is the budget going to Australia?:p

July 14, 2011 at 2:47 PM
Emz said...

errmmm.. Flights would be about Php50k, hotels could be as cheap as Php5k and below per day (if you're not picky with sharing toilets with other people such as backpackers, you can really get a cheap deal) and you'll probably survive on AUD50-100 on food... i'll let you work out the calculations. hahaha

July 14, 2011 at 2:52 PM
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