Sydney used to have one of the largest metropolitan tram fleets in the world. This all changed in the 1950s when trams were progressively replaced with buses.
Rozelle Tram Depot still houses six of the original trams that used to run on the network, though they are woefully neglected and have been subject to extensive vandalism and graffiti over the years.
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Perched atop cliffs in Sydney’s eastern suburbs and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Waverley Cemetery must be one of the most spectacularly located cemeteries anywhere in the world. It is noted for its ornate tombs, headstones and funerary sculpture – angels are particularly popular.
Notable Australians buried here include Australia’s first Prime Minister Edmund Barton, poet Henry Lawson and cricketer Victor Trumper.
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Jørn Utzon’s modern classic. Completed in 1973, it is located on the site of a former tram depot.
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Built in 1907, the heritage-listed Wylies Baths in the Sydney beachside suburb of Coogee are one of the many ocean pools and baths that adorn Sydney’s coastline.
Detail of the lobby ceiling. Designed by noted Austrian-Australian architect Harry Seidler, the tower was completed in the late 1960s.
Sydney’s Customs House is located near Circular Quay and is one the city’s most important historical landmarks.
It was constructed in 1845, a very old building by Australian standards.