After the lunch, I had wanted to visit the Hyde Park Barracks but I would very much like my mother to enjoy the Magistic Cruise with me too since I think she would prefer a cruise to visiting a museum. As such, I decided to while my time away nearby Circular Quay. My mother liked some rest so she sat on a bench at one of the jetties at Circular Quay. That gave me some time alone and the first instinct was to sketch. It was a relatively quick sketch since the Magistic Cruise would start within an hour's time.
Life around Circular Quay can be described as mesmerising. People were spotted resting leisurely on the ground to bask under the beams of the autumn sun. Nearby, one could enjoy the structural beauty of the Sydney Opera House as well as the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I was feeling very thankful that throughout most of my vacation in Sydney, I had been blessed with good weather.
Seagulls were lovable companions for the people walking past Circular Quay. At times, the seagulls were too attention-seeking. Look at what had happened when this family who was in possession of food became the focal point for a gang of seagulls!
Then again, perhaps this family could be glad that the seagulls seemed to be worshipping every member of the family!
If you were to visit Circular Quay, you know that it will be safe to carry a sketch book. However, if you do not wish to be the centre of attention for the seagulls, please do not carry food with you.
Please also see: My visit to Sydney, May 2011