The weather was simply perfect for the first days of Spring. The atmosphere in the city was bright and exciting.
I haven't been to Sydney for many years and somehow I had forgotten how beautiful Sydney is, but what struck me most was the healthy confidence the city expressed. It reminded me of what the eminent art historian Sir Kenneth Clark said in his television series "Civilisation: A Personal View", that civilisation is bound to the confidence of the people in themselves and their culture.
This pleasant observation was just one of the treasured souvenirs I returned home with.