decided to grab a bite of lunch. We ducked into City Extra, which was a neat little bistro with a bit of Superman flair to it. Not only was my meal delish, I got the best and biggest glass of iced tea, American style, that I had on the whole trip. And to top it off, we all shared a pavlova, complete with strawberries and passionfruit! Heaven!
After lunch, we thought we would try again to see if we could get an Opera House tour. This time, we were in luck!
http://www.qvb.com.au/index.amx?pid=X&mainid=2 - it was built in 1898 as a monument to Queen Victoria and a way to employ out-of-work tradesmen during an awful recession. It was almost demolished in 1959, but it has now been restored to its original glory. Magnificent!