I figured I'd squeeze in some real time posts in between the South America recap ones, just so they don't completely drown the context of the blog. The other day I was in the city, running errands, and I figured I'd go see some Sydney Festival happenings. You might remember Sydney Festival bits and bobs I posted last year.
The Sydney Festival Village in Hyde Park, which is mainly food stalls, performance tents, and this public reading space. It's pretty deserted during the day.
That was okay, because there were no lines for food. I got this reuben sandwich from Porteno's stall, which was good but the price was a bit steep for just a sandwich.
There was no line for Messina either. They're doing the make ice cream look like real foods again, this is the Not Fried Chicken on Waffles (the gravy is caramel sauce). The "fried" bits of the "chicken" had sort of melted off though.
The installation in Hyde Park this year is called Higher Ground. On seeing it I thought "oh okay, what's the point of this", but when you step onto it it's actually really cool.
There's just something mesmerising about all the colours and geometric patterns.
In Darling Harbour there's also a waterfall swing, the one that stops raining right as you swing through it. Pretty cool, there was a bit of a line though so didn't have a go.
I'm hoping to be able to look into the festival village again with friends before it ends, so I can try some more of the food there!