Saturday, 8 November 2008

BOND-eye (Bondi Beach)

They tell me that's how you pronounce it: BOND-eye. (so I will forever think 007 when I say Bondi Beach) Just 7km away from the business section of Sydney, "Bondi" or "Boondi" is an Aboriginal word meaning water breaking over rocks or noise of water breaking over rocks. The Australian Museum records that Bondi means 'place where a flight of nullas took place'. Bondi Beach has a commercial area along Campbell Parade and adjacent side streets. Bondi Beach features many popular cafes, restaurants and hotels, with spectacular views of the beach. Hotel Bondi is a famous landmark opposite the beach featuring a number of popular bars and restaurants. The nearby Swiss Grande Hotel Bondi Beach is also a landmark development opposite the beach. Bondi Pavilion is a community cultural centre, located right on Bondi Beach, which features a theatre, gallery, rehearsal, meeting and function rooms, art workshop, studios.. Bondi Pavilion is the centre for major festivals performances throughout the year. I guess I'd have to say that people watching at this beach is promising as well. (or a great place to get completely depressed.)

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