Closed for Breakfast: Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Sydney Harbour Hosts Breakfast on the Bridge

I am not an early riser and I don’t usually eat breakfast. But lots of people do both and yesterday 6000 of them did, on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge.

I keep saying there is always something to do here at the weekends and it’s always something different. Yesterday, for the people of Sydney, you couldn’t get any more “different” because never before in the history of Time have 6000 people gathered on Sydney’s Harbour Bridge to have breakfast.

On grass.

They even had an area sectioned off where some cows were grazing. The whole thing was part of the Crave Festival, which is one month of food, art, comedy and outdoor fun. Breakfast on the bridge is to become an annual event.

ABC News were there with their helicopter and captured these images on this strangely silent video. Can you spot the grazing cows?

The lucky 6000 people who took part were drawn from 190,000 who applied for tickets. Breakfasts started at around 6:30 a.m. and by 8:30 in the morning, corners of mouths’ were being dabbed with serviettes. The bridge was expected to reopen for traffic at around 1 p.m.

The rumour is the event cost of the government of New South Wales something close to $1 million, but they felt that the publicity they have received, which will help out the tourist industry, was worth closer to $10 million.

Now that I have blogged about it, they can call it $10,000,001.

I didn’t go of course, not only because of those reasons stated in the first paragraph, but also because Sydney would have taken me just over 10 hours by car. So what did I do? Find out tomorrow.

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