Other than seeing the giant Rubber Duck in January, the Husband and I also went to the city to see the Festival Village and The Sacrilege, both attractions as part of the Sydney Festival 2014.
We went out one early Saturday morning in January and started the day by having breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien.
Ahhh coffee. We had quite an irritating encounter with the first cafe we went into that morning that we had to cancel our order and moved on to Le Pain Quotidien. Our latte and flat white cuppas efficiently arrived and all was well again.
My breakfast was eggs, bacon and sourdough toast. The scrambled eggs was one the fluffiest and tastiest I've ever had.
There were different spreads available and free for those dining in at Le Pain Quotidien. My favourite from the lot are the Blueberry Jam and Noisella.
After breakfast, we walked around Hyde Park and saw a giant inflatable castle called Sacrilage. Stonehenge is reimagined as a life-size inflatable castle– with everyone invited to have a bounce. This new work by Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller has become a contemporary art feel-good hit. A cheeky, family friendly collision of history and art, Sacrilege is a chance for aspiring Druids of all ages to play with the past.
Explored the Festival Village to see what's in it.
There were a few food trucks that served food for lunch. The line-up of food trucks were quite interesting but most of them opened in the afternoons.
There was an outdoor library for bookworms.
Cheerful blooms at Hyde Park that brought a smile to my face.
We only stayed at Hyde Park for about an hour, just enough to feel the warmth of the morning sun and get a bit of exercise from the walking and exploration of the park.