With the sunny days here in Berlin (and summer increasingly on my mind), I thought I’d share one of my favorite places to be during summertime.

Summertime at Circular Quay, Sydney

Sydney’s Circular Quay (pronounced “key”) was one of my favorite spots while I was studying at Sydney University for a term in 2006. The massive steps in front of the Sydney Opera House was a prime spot for people-watching (and sunset-watching) It’s one of the most touristic locations (with the Sydney Opera House, how could it not be?) and during the summer especially so.

In the Royal Botanical Gardens (perfect for a summertime picnic) is Mrs Macquarie’s Chair which is without a doubt Sydney’s best viewpoint. From there you can get that quintessential Sydney shot which would have both the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge in the same frame.

While I could’ve (and did) take a hundred photos there, I often preferred sitting on the steps of the Opera House watching the tourists go by. There were always people around and it was a great spot for people-watching. And with a backdrop like this, who could resist an afternoon of sun?

Circular Quay, Sydney

The afternoon light at Circular Quay

Wedding photo at the Sydney Opera House

Summertime in Sydney usually means a lot of weddings. In the four months I spent studying in Sydney, I probably snapped a pic of a bride at least once a week.

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