With a metropolitan area population of over 4 million inhabitants, Sydney is the largest city in Australia and the capital of Australia's New South Wales state. The city lies on Australia's south-east coast and was founded in 1788 by Arthur Phillip, initially as a British penal colony. Prior to the arrival of the British the area had been inhabited by Aborigenes for at least 30000 years. Nowadays Sydney is a prosperous city and a tourist magnet, with the Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge being its most well known landmarks. The metropolitan area of Sydney extends over many bays rivers and inlets. The centre of Sydney is dominated by the Central Business Distric (CBD), an area with many tall skyscrapers.
Opera house photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Opera house
Skylines photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Skylines
Central Business District photo gallery  - 32 pictures of Central Business District
21 photos of the Sydney Opera House, the most famous landmark of the city
16 photos of skylines of Sydney
32 photos of the central business district of Sydney, the main commercial area of the city with many skyscrapers
Sydney by night photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Sydney by night
Hyde park and around photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Hyde park and around
Royal botanic gardens photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Royal botanic gardens
20 photos of Sydney at night
19 photos of Hyde park, a large park in Sydney
10 photos of the royal botanic gardens in Sydney, containing a large number of plant and tree species
Darling harbour photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Darling harbour
Bay of Sydney photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Bay of Sydney
The Rocks photo gallery  - 9 pictures of The Rocks
25 photos of Darling Harbour, a once moribund industrial docks area converted into a recreational and business centre
13 photos of the bay of Sydney and of the Harbour Bridge
9 photos of the Rocks, the historical area of Sydney, where the town was initially founded in 1788
Gallery with all images
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