So what to do in the depths of a long, cold February in northern Europe? The skies are grey, the rainfall is drearily constant, the temperatures chilly to freezing. Even in southern Italy, there's snow on Vesuvio. Here's an idea - why not spend a few weeks in the southern hemisphere - Sydney, Australia, to be exact. Turns out this is a brilliant antidote to grey skies, as this picture gallery attests.
|Looking towards the Sydney Harbour Bridge - 'the coat hanger' to locals|
|Family Sunday beachside|
|The white sands of a sheltered cove|
|The view from the Opera House - a cruise ship in town|
|Hmmm...pre-opera dessert bites|
|The white sails of The House|