On the same day as the Opera House, we walked over to the Botanical Gardens which is right beside Circular Quay (where the opera house and harbour bridge are located). It was so beautiful inside and hard to believe your right in the center of a big city! It's a lot like Central Park in New York but just so much more relaxed and a lot bigger. There were people sunbathing and reading books under the trees or people like us just wandering through and looking like complete tourists with our cameras out every two seconds!
These are all parts of old historical buildings that have been torn down