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Monday, October 7, 2013

Gelato "Me" Time and a Walk at Pyrmont & Darling Harbour

Before I faced my extremely hectic October, I was able to squeeze in some well-deserved "me" time on the last week of September.

I left the office early one Friday afternoon and got out of my work area via a different route. Instead of taking the bus, I took the tram as I wanted to have a walk from Pyrmont to Darling Harbour.
I got off at The Star, Sydney's premier casino, and had gelato at Messina. I had a scoop of their Salted Caramel (my favourite) and Coffee (because my "me" time almost always includes my beloved beverage). I was by my lonesome and yet these "me" times of mine are some of my happiest respite at the end of the day. It is more enjoyable when there's some sort of yummy food. 
Another thing I enjoy about my "me" time is that it usually involves a lot of walking. This activity relaxes me. Walking makes me think, helps me clear my mind and soothes my soul.

As I go out of The Star, I chanced upon a big Pink Snail, an art installation which was part of Sydney's Art and About for this year. It is the city's collaborative arts festival where streets, laneways and buildings becomes a canvas for creation and storytelling.
A sunny afternoon awaited me as I walked out to Pyrmont Bay Park. From the wharf, one can see the Harbour Bridge peeking. I stayed there for awhile and looked at some pretty boats. 
From Pyrmont, I walked towards Darling Harbour, my favourite little harbour in Sydney. I can never get tired of this lovely scenery. 
Our city has a laidback culture that it is normal to see people just hanging out at the wharf. They sit down, talk, watch the sunset, have a cuppa. 
As I left Darling Harbour, I took one last look from the stairs leading out to the train station and captured the Sun that was about to set. Like a ring of fire, the sunlight gave out a burst of warm colours. A wonderful way to say goodbye to a lovely day.