Sydney a symphony in pictures
From the land, from the sea and from the sky, our glorious city shows why we are the envy of the world
THE faces, famous places, pets and wildlife, food and natural beauty of our incredible city were on full display during our #SnapSydney photo-sharing celebration last week.
While NewsLocal readers captured and shared parts of their day, The Standard was out and about and saw the region in all its glory.
Early on Wednesday, the sun shone on historical homes, seniors played bowls to keep active, people gath- ered at Kmart Mt Druitt for the Wishing Tree Appeal and our very own Elvis impersonator Allan Hazelton made an appearance.
Toddlers made a splash at Emerton Leisure Centre for swimming lessons and we snapped the St Clair snake catchers later in the day.
On a flawless Sydney day, the #SnapSydney hashtag was used more than 15,000 times as social media users showed their love for their part of the city from land, sea and air, underground and underwater, with images viewed around the world.
And we were not alone.
For the first time this year, the #Snap initiative went nationwide, expanding to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Office workers, families and tourists visited pop-up events in Sydney’s Martin Place, Melbourne’s Federation Square and in Brisbane and Perth to celebrate the spirit of the day.
NewsLocal editor-in-chief Kathy Lipari said #SnapSydney was a great celebration of a beautiful city and thousands of pictures were taken.
“It was fantastic to see so many people celebrating our beautiful city throughout the day,” she said. “If ever we needed reminding how lucky we are to live in such a beautiful place, #SnapSydney is the perfect way to do so.”
#SnapSydney was the highest trending event on Twitter nationally for most of the day, with 10,000 images appearing under the hashtag and #SnapCoast, via Instagram’s public accounts alone.
A newborn merely six hours old, a wedding on the steps of the Sydney Opera House, local businesses, celebrities and media and sports stars featured in the thousands of images shared on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and sent to NewsLocal’s titles.
NSW and South Australian premiers Mike Baird and Jay Weatherill and federal Labor frontbencher Anthony Albanese were among the politicians who showed the love for their respective cities. All the best pictures at snapsydney.com.au
Elvis impersonator Allan Hazelton outside Big Al's Elvis World in Mt Druitt. Picture: Justin Sanson
Mamre House is on an 85ha property at Orchard Hills that was part of the Rev Samuel Marsden’s original South Creek farm established in 1804.
Mimosa, in St Marys, is an 1894 heritage-listed Victorian Italianate mansion.