Monday, February 14, 2005

The Wharf at Wooloomooloo

Originally uploaded by lools.

I'm staying at The W Sydney located in a finger wharf at Woolloomoolo which is in the eastern part of the city. Like the other W hotels, I love the overall design and personality, but the W Sydney has the added coolness factor of its unusual architecture.

The Wharf at Wooloomooloo is the largest of many finger wharfs that jut into the harbour in this part of the world. It was completed in 1914 and was the point of embarkation for soldiers bound for the World Wars. It also served as the landing place for the thousands of immigrants who came to make Australia home. The Wharf had a rocky period and almost got demolished but it is now a thriving block of Sydney given the development of the W as well as restaurants, bars and apartments. The promenade at the wharf is known to have some of the best eateries offering spectacular views across the harbour, marina, royal botanical gardens and the city skyline.


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