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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mile High. Well...Sort of

There are a few places around Sydney that bring back memories from the first time I was here as a Student Ambassador. The Sydney SkyTower is definitely one of those places. I feel like every city should have one of these viewing towers somewhere near the heart of their downtown. Not only would it be a money making tourist attraction (can you imagine the sunset and the mountains if Denver had a SkyTower?), but it is a great way to get a grasp of just how big the city is and see where everything is in respect to each other.

From the tower, it is easy to see virtually everything. I could basically map out where we had been out at night, what beaches we had gone to, etc. I could see the UNSW building, Bondi Junction, the Coca Cola sign at King's Cross, the Opera House, Cathedral, Harbor Bridge, Olympic Stadium, Anzac Bridge, and Darling Harbor. On top of that, looking straight down was a thrilling experience because you are literally out over the city, there is nothing obstructing your view of the sidewalk hundreds of feet below you.

Interestingly enough, this SkyTower is on top of what would be Sydney's Saks Fifth Ave. On the lower ground levels underneath the building there are some ridiculously luxurious shopping places. Gucci, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Armani, basically all the places that I model for...

Here are some of the awesome views:

Can you say vertigo?

The two tan buildings directly in the middle are UNSW, right by our house.

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