What’s behind you?

If you had a choice to use the hotel’s fitness centre, (which just happened to be right opposite your hotel room) or go out into the city of Sydney for an early morning run/walk, what would you choose?

I chose to go out into the city at the crack of dawn and left the delights of the fitness centre behind me.  I wanted to take in the sights and sounds of the city.  I always do this when I’m in the city so it was a no brainer for me. But maybe you would have answered differently – there’s nothing wrong with that.  I just happen to enjoy soaking up the city vibe whenever I can, as it is so far removed from my usual country lifestyle, as to make me think I’ve landed on a different planet sometimes.

The sights of Sydney are well worth seeing and it has a lot of history behind it. Here are a few shots from my morning’s outing which fit in with the theme of behind.

Queen Mary 2

The city of Sydney is behind the Queen Mary 2 which is is behind the ferry


The Sydney Harbour Bridge rises up behind the two little ferries


These old city steps have a lot of history behind them


The sun is rising behind the Cathedral and lighting up the windows from the outside

behind the barrier

In the rush hour queue at the train station, everyone is behind each other and behind the barriers

Opera House

Opera House sails sitting behind each other

I am also using this post for Hugh’s Weekly photo challenge Week 16:Behind  You could also say that these photos are in front of each other, it’s just a different perspective I suppose.

Thanks Hugh for the opportunity to share my photos from my walk this morning and I hope you enjoyed seeing some of Sydney’s icons with me.

Would you have left the hotel fitness centre behind too?


  One thought on “What’s behind you?

  1. March 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    It would’ve depended on the weather. My friend Jeannie was in Sydney yesterday and I can see by her pictures that the weather was beautiful. However if it has been 3°C and heavy rain like we had here yesterday, I would’ve used the gym😀. Perhaps I’ll get to make that choice one day😊

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    • March 10, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      Yes that is very true. The weather plays an important role in making such a decision! I was lucky as it was very warm, so I didn’t have that issue to consider. Hopefully one day you get to make that choice too. 😊☀️ always nice to hear from you.


  2. March 10, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    I would’ve come out for a run with you Debbie. Actually I would have walked! Nothing beats getting out and about and exploring a new city, even if we’ve been there before. Lovely photos and a great take on Hugh’s “behind” theme as well.

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    • March 10, 2016 at 9:29 pm

      Thanks for that Miriam, you would have been most welcome! I probably walked more than I ran due to the number of people about. It’s always a treat for me to see the sights and I never tire of them. Glad my photos worked for the theme.

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  3. March 10, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    What a lovely tour of Sydney, Deb. So pleased you didn’t choose the gym. Great photos, but I especially like the one of the church.
    Thank you for participating in my weekly photo challenge.

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    • March 10, 2016 at 9:31 pm

      That’s my pleasure Hugh. You know I nearly didn’t include that one of the church because I wasn’t happy with the light, but I kept coming back to it because I loved the orange light in the windows lit up from behind! I’m so glad I went with it after all.

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  4. March 10, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous post !

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    • March 14, 2016 at 7:54 am

      Thanks so much, it was a great walk and I enjoyed getting out in the city.


  5. March 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

    I would have left the hotel too, as long as I knew I was safe outside. Great photos!

    Liked by 1 person

    • March 11, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      Great to hear Dawn, I always try to stay safe.


  6. March 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I loved sharing your Sydney walk. Thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. March 13, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    How lovely, I would have to get out there too.

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