The famous Harbor Bridge. Along with the Opera House, the Harbor bridge is an iconic image of Sydney. It serves as a main gateway from the City Center to the suburbs. But.. the bridge is not just for cars!! Tourists can actually go on the bridge, and for a nominal fee you can climb up to the top of the bridge. I didn’t do it, because the nominal fee was expensive, or at least that’s what i was told. Also, you can actually go on the bridge itself for free and that’s what I did!!
There are two sides to the bridge – one side is just for cyclists, and the other are for pedestrians. Don’t worry if you don’t know which side is which, because there are security guards everywhere that would stop you if you are on the wrong side. I jogged on the bridge several times, and on a nicely chilly winter day in Sydney it was a fantastic jog. At times though, I felt the bridge shaking (or maybe it was just my knees shaking due to the lack of exercise), so it did make for an exhilarating experience.
Another exhilarating experience that you get from going on the bridge? The breath taking view:
I think I spent a good 1 hour on the bridge taking pictures. I also took the time in soaking up this image in my head. Clear blue skies with the sun out, breeze at the back of my hair, Sydney Opera House in front while having my Sony Headphones on (listening to Red Hot Chilli Peppers as I remember clearly. Awesome moment…can’t wait to climb this bridge again!