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Postcards from Australia: skyscrapers, architecture and beaches in Sydney

Sydney Harbor, Australia, from Four Seasons Hotel

In order to be a megapolis, Sydney is in the wrong country and has to take on the burden that Australia does not have enough inhabitants. In fact, with only 3 people per square kilometer it is of the most desolate countries on the planet.

No one would say it when you arrive in Sydney, because the capital of the State of New South Wales is the most populous in the country. Almost one in four Australians lives in this city which extends, without urbanistic but administrative breaks, 55 km in a straight line from the lighthouse of Hornsby, which watches over the Tasman Sea, until Penrith, where buildings begin to run low as we approach the Blue mountains.

The Sydney (the Sydney?) That we know in our first hours on Australian soil, embraces the sea closely with the Harbor Bridge (the Harbor Bridge) on the one hand and the Opera house (he multipurpose building of the Sydney Opera House) for another.

Sydney Opera House, CBD, Bridge at dusk, Australia

It is in that area, where the CBD is located, the Central Business District o Financial District (and what the Americans would call “downtown”) Where we will discover that the little that remains of Sydney of 1788, the year of its foundation, pales before the development of the twentieth century.

But when I arrived in Sydney, on a trip I made thanks to being selected as a finalist of the #BlogueroGold Awards for the American Express card, I was not looking for remains of the colonial city, but the most recent traces of its history.

On the one hand, an engineering icon that eased the unemployment of the Great Depression and became a modern feat for a nation in crisis. He Sydney Harbor Bridge It took almost 9 years to build and from 1923 to 1932, thousands of workers had a salary to take to their homes thanks to work in which, until 2012, it was the bridge of its widest features in the world.

Sydney Opera House and Bridge, Australia