The thing about walking to Barangaroo from Newtown is that it is hard to avoid walking through Darling Harbour, one of my least favourite places in Sydney. It still has the feel of a side show alley a tinsel town with little heart, despite the huge amounts of money wasted on this small cove. When our ( my partner in-crime/night walker ... Alison Chamberlain) destination Barangaroo shows what could have been possible. Sorry... I just had to get that off my chest!
We walked quickly from the Sydney University and through Glebe ( not breathing in because Glebe had just been updated as a Covid hotspot) down past the the fish market again not breathing in because the air was ripe with old fish...and onto the - above mentioned - Darling Harbour.
There were lots of people out enjoying the incredible balmy weather. We made our way down the boardwalk and sat under the ....James Packer gift to Sydney... that just keeps on giving ...Crown Casino to drink our take away cocktails. A Negroni for Alison, I had an Espresso Martini. This area of Sydney has a wonderfully calm and welcoming feel about it, small ferries glide by, couples nestle in the sandstone crooks like seabirds...maybe it has something to do with the namesake...Barangaroo
In Aboriginal history, Barangaroo was a powerful Cammeraygal woman of the Eora Nation and a key figure in local Aboriginal culture and community. Historically, she was also once married to Bennelong, after whom Bennelong Point was named and now the site of the iconic Sydney Opera House.
By the time we decided head home the place was deserted ... it was 8pm.
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