Walking around The Rocks – Part 2

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Next stop on my walk was around The Rocks to Circular Quay. Many of the buildings in the area have been converted for other purposes. In the 1980’s it wasn’t a popular area and there was a movement to knock down a lot of buildings and build modern, probably high-rise buildings. The public rallied around and convinced authorities they should save the area and make it into a tourist area. If this hadn’t happened so much of Sydney’s and Australia’s history would have been lost forever.

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The terrace houses above have been converted into shops and small businesses.

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I always love seeing these walls with the trees, creepers and other plants growing within the cracks in the wall.

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An example of some of the beautiful sandstone that you see buildings around Sydney made from.

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The Harbour Rocks Hotel is quite famous in the area. I’ve often thought of staying there one day.

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