Friday, 3 September 2010

Australia Part 2:Sydney (an explosion of colours)

I apoligised for not having posted earlier but it was just too difficult to choose the photos I wanted to present. I think that this is so far the post with the most photos I have ever shown. It was good fun preparing it, I hope it will be the same for you to read it.

Aliénore told me that she was rather pleased to notice that living with your head upside down the globe did not seem so different from being in England.In fact, it was a real relief for the little doll.

One morning I told her we were going to the city. Aliénore was so excited . On the bus to Sydney, she could stop looking through the window and didn't want to miss a thing of the very exotic surrounding.



We first went to the sea food market where we could buy and eat all the fresh product of the sea and delicious local fruits.




Yummy!


Then , Aliénore went to Circular Quay where she was she couldn't wait to see Opera House and the beautiful bridge .
What a sight! and in the distance, something cought her eye...There seemed to be a Luna Park!She was determined to find the way to go there.And you know how determined Aliénore is.

Ss she tried to find the way. She visited The Rocks which has a very rich historical background. There were delightful stores and the little doll was amazed by the colourful windows of Sydney.

Aliénore also discovered some of Ken Done's amzing paintings.
He's always been my favourite Sydney artist .


Then we had a long stroll in the streets of Sydney.
It was nice and warm and yet it was still Winter over there!

Then we arrived at Darling Harbour.


Aliénore wanted to go in the water taxi.


Then later on, as she was in a shopping mood, she bought a pair of trainers and...


...a pair of original UGG boots that were perfect for her!

She felt like a true Australian girl!


Then dark came with the night revealing all the beautiful lights of the city and we were still determined to find the Luna Park.

After a long walk, we finally found it!


When we entered the Luna Park, it felt like being swallowed by a giant mouth.

Aliénore was a bit scared at first.




Once inside, it was truly magical.






This was just the perfect place for Aliénore who thought for a moment that she was in Heaven. Still no angels though...
Then, Aliénore's eyes started closing slowly. She fell asleep in my arms so I walked away.

It had been a wonderful day and yet, ther was still another big moment to celebrate: the wedding.

When I was walking away, I looked back and thought that we were lucky to be in such an extraordinary place and decided that I wanted to enjoy every single day of my life as if I was a little doll in a Luna Park.

Carpe Diem dear blog friends.

29 comments:

Pan said...

Wow! what a wonderful day you both had. I love the photographs especially Alienore on the train. You always have such good posts but this is one of my favourites. Love it! :-)

the lady loves bears said...

So glad you enjoyed Sydney I have always found it a very special place I love the Rocks and the Quay and Luna Park is soooo much fun.

apinkdreamer said...

i'm so jealous!!!! amazing photos!

Carousel Dreams said...

So glad Alienore' enjoyed Sydney...as you know, I was there earlier in the year, and Luna Park was my favourite too!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

What a beautiful adventure you and Alienore have been on! I love the Luna Park. What a magical place. I have never heard the name Luna Park but I do love it, especially since my little kitty is named Luna! Your photos are exquisite. Thank you for taking us on your trip.

Kim said...

What an exciting day Alienore had! It is so beautiful!!! I love the entrance to Luna Park!

Anonymous said...

Loved every bit of it, but above all, the conclusion "decided I wanted to enjoy every single day of my life as if I was a ittl doll in a Luna Park"... That's the way things should be indeed ;o) Great trip reading you my dear xxx

Anonymous said...

Loved every bit of it, but above all, the conclusion "decided I wanted to enjoy every single day of my life as if I was a ittl doll in a Luna Park"... That's the way things should be indeed ;o) Great trip reading you my dear Pascaline xxx

jojo-caramel said...

Quelle aventure, ça donne envie ! Les photos sont très chouettes !!!

Gemma (Gempo) said...

Carpe diem Patricia, wonderful adventure in Sidney. I wait the last post. Best wishes

C moi... said...

Suis de retour on blogland.... peux pas résister à l'appel des poupées... ce n'est plus "créer pour rever" mais......
je te fais de grosses bises! On rejoue à la poupée???

miniacollection said...

Formidable! Quel beau reportage, j'aime les photos et la façon dont tu commentes les photos.
Aliénore en a vraiment bien profité, et toi aussi ... Maintenant je comprends encore plus pourquoi il était si dur de rentrer en Angleterre, et encore on a rien vu à propos du mariage (si tu souhaites nous les montrer).
J'adore la dernière phrase en conclusion de ton post, je suis d'accord avec toi, voilà ce qu'il faudrait arriver à faire.
Bisous
Geneviève

Claire said...

coucou!
non ce n'est pas moi qui fait ces canes fruit, j'en ai déjà fait mais je voulais qu'elles soient très régulières pour mes cupcakes alors je les ai achetées!
j'adore cette demoiselle Aliénore!!!

mademoiselle G said...

Toi et Aliénore semblez avoir fait un si beau voyage! Et quel bonheur tu as du éprouver en retrouvant ta soeur :-) Contente que tu sois de retour avec de jolies images plein la tête!

St.Ainolopa said...

Oh Papillon Bleu ! tu ne sais pas à quel point j'adore ton blog ! Ces deux articles au sujet de ton voyage en Australie sont croustillants. Je suis en pleine admiration devant ces superbes photos, Aliénore est si chouux !!!! <3 <3
Un émerveillement pour les yeux, merci beaucoup.
Bonne semaine à toi.

P.S. Je désire ajouter ton blog aux liens de mon blog, dis oui, dis oui !! :)

Designs by Blanche said...

A beautiful Explosion of Color! Aliénore was a delightful tourguide - Thank you both so much as I have never been to Austrailia, but now I feel like I zipped over there for a mini-tour of Sydney!

-Blanche

Sans! said...

Despite living so near to Sydney, I have never been there. I really should and visit Luna Park. With the music and the wonderfully tinted pics , I felt like I was there .

This truly is a great post, with heartfelt words and unforgettable memories. Thank you for sharing this trip :).

Lise said...

WOW I want to go there !!!
Tes photos sont magiques, j'adore comment tu nous fais voyager....

julietk said...

Sounds like all had a fabulous time, great photos :-D the doodles in the background are so fun. Hugs Juliet

ecnerolf ,zazou au pays des merveilles said...

ton blog est magique et sent bon le caramel et les douceurs !! j'adoooore !!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Wow! This was a beautiful post and the pictures are so beautiful! I am so glad that you and Aliénore had such a wonderful time. I loved looking at all of her pictures and the little doodles you've added. Oh! but what I truly loved was what you said in the end. How you wanted to enjoy every day of your life as if your were a little doll in Luna Park. Beautiful!!!!
~Evelyn

Denise said...

WOW! Alienore is one lucky girl to have had such a fun filled trip. Uggs and all!

jojo-caramel said...

Ha ha ha ha ha Tu m'as fait beaucoup rire :-D Edward a mis un lien vers chez toi (colonne gauche :)

parlance said...

What a lovely pair of posts you have written. I'm glad you loved your stay in Australia. I hope you and your sister had a beautiful time in your reunion.

harem6 said...

Wow! On aimerait vraiment visiter la cite! C'est un monde merveilleux! Et le Luna Park est un reve...

Flo said...

Je me disais bien qu'il fallait qu'elle ait de super bonnes chaussures... Y'a du chemin...

The Vintage Sister said...

Alienore is such a lucky little lady!!! Your photos are amazing! Love the mouth at Luna Park. Enjoy your weekend!!
Tracy

Marcel said...

Aliénore, viens voir où était passé Edward ❤

Catalina said...

So, so beauiful!!!

I dooo love your pics!!!