Luna Park is a 75 year old carnival with all the old fashioned rides that has been kept up in it's ornate original style. It is on the edge of the harbour with views past the harbour bridge looking back toward the city. It is just magic at dusk when all the lights come on and very picturesque. I was lucky enough to go to a party at the Crystal Palace. I did not take my camera and I regret it. I am trying to get hold of some of my colleague's photos but in the meantime there is this:
http://www.crystalpalacesydney.com/tour.html photo is from website
It is also worth roaming around Luna Park during the day, and you can get there by ferry or train like the locals do and go in. Entry is free. I'm giving my city a shameless plug while I revisit a place I had not been to for many years:
Luna Park website shot
my shotThe dress code was cocktail. I did not want to spend much money on an outfit as I am saving to travel again. What's a sewer to do but raid the stash? I knew the venue would be decorated in silver, blue and white so I dug out some blue crinkle georgette from the stash and a pattern I wanted to try and made a very speedy ( for me) cocktail dress that would go with silver accessories and a shimmery trench that I already had. I'll put all the details in my next post but I want to pose the question. Do you live in a tourist destination that you take for granted? Do you want to share where it is? Do you need to see it with new eyes?