“One thing that’s immediately evident about Sydney is that it’s a modern city with several dimensions and historical layers: Ancient Aboriginal land turned penal colony turned modern food and design city.
New World cities like these have been called melting pots and tossed salads, but TCS & Starquest on-board lecturer David Keeling best describes Sydney as a palimpsest, a term Merriam-Webster explains as something having diverse layers upon layers.
The beauty of Sydney is not in its Opera House, nor in its iconic beaches, vintage cars or excellent multi-ethnic restaurants. Its beauty is its open invite to be part of the urban harmony.”
Adam Graham – NY Times
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