The main part of Sydney Open was on the Sunday where we were armed with pink wristbands and a map to run around and see as many buildings as we could. We started late so only saw a few of the places in the afternoon though they were all interesting and different from each other.
First up was the Glover Cottages down in the Rocks, Sydney's oldest surviving cottage.
We then wandered down to 30 The Bond, a contemporary office building utilising green technology and the natural environment to keep the air cool and fresh.
Behind and above the Sydney Theatre in rocks near the Hero of Waterloo was the archaeological site known as the Parbury Ruins, the remains of a 1900 cottage that was perched beside a steep harbour access ramp that has since disappeared. Some features such as the well and the kitchen ovens are distinctively preserved and there was also an interesting array of artefacts discovered.
We left the rocks then, stopping off for a refreshing drink at the Argyle and passing through Circular Quay to our next destination.
Up at Macquarie Street we visited BMA House, History House and the Chief Secretary's Building which featured the Governor, Marie Bashir's office. The photos are only of the first two as there was no photography permitted at some venues.
As we headed back to the car we passed on final open building before closing time. Another eco office - 1 Bligh Street.This one's environmental credentials are very strong but subtly concealed with a sleek contemporary design.