Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Elizabeth Bay, Bills & Sydney Uni

There is something a little bit magical about being off during the week, when you know that everyone else is at work. On the last (weekday) of my time off with Ruth, we started our day at Elizabeth Bay House. The house is one of the oldest classical homes in Sydney, built by the eccentric Macleay family. In the finest tradition of great house builders they went bankrupt, and all of the land and contents had to be sold off.

The house has been wonderfully restored by the Historic Houses Trust. The HHT look like a good find, and I think I will make an effort to visit all the other buildings they look after.

We had lunch at Bills, which is a bit of a Sydney cafe icon. I don't think Ruth grasped the full significance, but it was a good lunch.

After lunch we headed across to the University of Sydney. The central quad is befitting of Oxbridge. Not too much else to report from the Uni, apart from how shockingly young all the students looked. It was 11yrs since I started uni!

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