Sydney Walks - Glebe

Even when I'm traveling on business, I like to make time for exploration.  There is nothing worse than returning from a trip and regretting that you never saw anything outside of the hotel and office.  I commit to getting up 60-90 minutes earlier than I need to in order to take a long walk or check out a neighborhood before work.  It can sometimes be challenging to decide what to do in the limited amount of time available.  I like to pick a place where I can get coffee and make that my target.

During my recent trip to Australia, I decided one morning to get my coffee in Sydney's Glebe neighborhood.  Glebe was about a mile and a half from my hotel in Darling Harbour.

I walked up Pyrmont Bridge Road...
 ...past buildings boasting interesting architecture...
 I saw some roadside statues...
 ...and breathtaking glimpses of the Anzac Bridge in the distance. 
 I walked alongside Wentworth Park and noted the graceful brick arches cutting the park in two.
 Leafy and colorful doorways dotted my path. did interesting crests and street numbers...
 After about a 30 minute walk, I arrived at the cross section of Bridge Rd. and Glebe Point Road. 
 Wandering up Glebe Point Road, I noticed this provocative street art.
 This sign made me chuckle:  "Permanent or Casual Accommodations".  Casual Accommodations sounds somewhat risque...
I stopped at Naggy's Cafe for a Flat White and sweet treat.
 I especially liked the old threadbare velvet apholstered chairs.
On my way back to the office, I caught a hazy glimpse of the Sydney skyline in the distance.
 I really liked this mural on the side of Glebe Auto Repairs.  I wish my mechanic could juggle.
 I caught another glimpse of the Anzac Bridge and its reflection in the harbour.
 Once I crossed back into Pyrmont, I noticed Bow's Cottage (circa 1870) surrounded by delicate flowers.
This building looked rather hairy and caught my eye.
Overall, I walked about 4.75 miles (about 7.6 km) and felt great about taking a brief excursion to a part of the city I wouldn't have experienced without making this concerted effort.  Where will my next pre-work adventure in Australia lead?

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