Wednesday 26th October, 2016
On our final day in Sydney, Tash and I checked out of Base at 10am and popped over to Surrey Hills for brunch.
The weather was incredible; blue skies are my absolute fave.
We opted for Reuben Hills as it was described as an ‘industrial-chic cafe and roastery serving South American food like baked eggs and fried chicken,’ which we were 110% down for.
If you don’t Instagram your brunch, did it even happen?
Tash had this incredible poached pear and yoghurt combo which was also bomb.
After fuelling up for the day, we wandered over to the Anzac Memorial.
A ceiling of stars.
As the weather was so great, we chilled outside by the Pond of Reflection for a while, before checking out the cathedral.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is a stunning building.
There are around 5 displaying a range of modern and contemporary works; colonial and 19th century Australian works and European old masters; galleries exhibiting the arts of Asia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art.
Alongside the permanent collection, there are also regularly changing temporary exhibitions.
This exhibition involved short films of Cate Blanchett as different characters in darkened rooms.
This was also interesting…
Yes, that is a giant turd with an erection.
The contemporary art was obviously Tash’s fave 😉
Untitled (Turbo stairs) 2011 – Monika Sosnowska
“Placed at the entrance to the exhibition, the conical shape of the present sculpture evokes the form of a portal and echoes the staircase’s intended function of transporting us between different spaces.”
Once we had had our fill of art, we headed over to the Queen Victoria Building for a cheeky scone as we’d really been craving them.
We chilled in Hyde Park until the sun began to set and we ploughed through our books in Gloria Jeans with a hot bevvie for a few hours.
After picking up some snacks for the journey at Woolies, we grabbed the 11pm coach to Byron Bay.
See you there! 😉