Sydney - The Rocks, Kings Cross and Darlinghurst

After the ANZAC Day March, we headed to The Rocks.  Many veterans and their families had crowded into the Fortune of War, Sydney's Oldest Pub.
I noticed several shadowy figures along a narrow lane.

We wandered through The Rocks weekend markets.  
We sampled some amazing nougat -- it was light as air.
Nearby, we saw these hollowed out shadow figures.
San Francisco may have Bummer and Lazarus, but Sydney has Biggles (noted as a beloved friend of the Rocks).  

Uggs are particularly popular in Australia (as one might imagine).  This lady seemed to be wearing some kind of Uggs legwarmers which I thought was a bit odd.
Our next stop was Kings Cross, the former Red Light district, and nearby Darlinghurst which is now undergoing a bit of gentrification.
The wind was blowing hard around El Alamein Fountain.  
I liked these odd coal inspired shapes in Darlinghurst.
This local pub seems to be in the process of being reclaimed by nature.  Check out that green growth on the roof!
We passed more graffiti...
...and the iconic Coca-Cola sign.
We popped into a nearby pub and watched a local sailor lead a game of 2-Up.  Apparently, this coin flip game of chance is only allowed on ANZAC Day.  The crowd was loud and riotous.
Given that it was ANZAC Day, these words in the pavement caught my eye.
We walked a considerable distance from Darlinghurst to Woolloomooloo Wharf.  We saw this souped up hydraulic car bumping along outside.  The sight made my day.
We revisited the Domain on our way back to the hotel.  The sun was setting and we waited to see the Botanic Gardens' bats leaving these resting places. Amazing!
We finished the day with fish and chips at James Squire Brewhouse along the King St. Wharf.
Once again, we covered a considerable distance -- over 8 miles!

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Sidewalk Safari | Part-time Travel Blog: Sydney - The Rocks, Kings Cross and Darlinghurst
Sydney - The Rocks, Kings Cross and Darlinghurst
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