At the Powerhouse I learned about the remarkable Lucien Henry, a Frenchman exiled to New Caledonia after the political upheavals of 1871, who then made his way to Australia, where he became an influential artist, designer and teacher, one of the first to encourage the use of Australian imagery.
Can you tell we are not in France?
Spot the icons.
Australian White Ibis Threskiornis molucca amble freely around Darling Harbour.
A Folly for Mrs Macquarie. Notice anything peculiar? A detail of the 'ceiling' can be seen here.
There is a large, smelly and vociferous colony of Grey-headed Flying Foxes Pteropus poliocephalus in the Botanic Gardens. Mostly they just hang around sleeping during the day, but you can usually see one or two on the wing.