Study Abroad in Sydney: 10 Instagram Accounts to Follow

Nov 4, 2014 8:21:59 AM / by Stephanie Sadler

Instagram feeds in each of CAPA's global cities around the world offer wonderful insight into what's happening now from a local point of view. In this Tuesday 10 series, we share a few of our favorites in each destination. This week, we take a look at Sydney. You can also follow us: @CAPAStudyAbroad. Feel free to share yours in a comment and let us know who else we should add to our Sydney list!

1. SYDNEY AUSTRALIA. The Sydney Australia feed shows the idyllic side of this global city, the sound shimmering on the water, surfers splashing through the waves with their boards tucked under their arms and the Opera House glowing against the nighttime sky. You'll find oysters in the fish market, runway shows from fashion week and a full rainbow stretching over Bronte Beach.

2. BROADSHEET SYDNEY. The staff of Sydney's Broadsheet, fill their Instagram feed with the same topics they cover in their online magazine: food and drink, nightlife, fashion, art and entertainment. Some of their best images are of vendors or shop keepers at work and photos of delicious looking meals at some of the city's best places to stop for a bite.

3. CITY OF SYDNEY. This is the official Instagram account for the City of Sydney. Follow their feed for a journey through the nooks and cranies of Surry Hills, through Victoria Park on a Winter's day and on a walk through the colorful streets of Chinatown. You'll see people napping in the sunshine in Wynyard Park, kayaking under the Anzac Bridge and walking through the Chinese New Year markets.

4. S A M A H. With an eye for symmetry, white space and scenes often overlooked like the silhouettes of two people walking overhead in the see-through floor of a local Apple store, this is not the Instagram feed to follow for shots of the Opera House, but rather the slightly more abstract Sydney scenes. Think disused railway tunnels, perfectly times street photography and a slice of a bright yellow building against a clear blue sky.

5. VIVID SYDNEY. Vivid Sydney comes around once a year so this vibrant Instagram feed may be a bit quieter in the months between festivals, but this is where you'll find some of the best shots of the celebrations from clever costumes to light displays. You'll see lazer beam backgrounds with silhouettes of a crowd, the buildings with the most impressive light designs and simply people out having fun.

6. JOOLS. Gran Jools fills her Instagram feed with a wide variety of Sydney photos, from melons growing in their natural habitat in Newtown to a vivid orange sunset lighting up the sky over the Opera House. There's plenty of street art, a visit to Uralla Cemetery and a heap of colorful shipping containers piled high.

7. BREAKFAST IN SYDNEY. Ever wonder what Sydney serves up for breakfast? Head over to the Breakfast in Sydney Instagram feed for inspiration and lots of recommendations. From healthy plates of kiwi, melon and passionfruit to decadent pancakes topped in chocolate to the more savory Eggs Benedict with fried chicken, you'll find yourself eager to try a new place for breakfast every day.

8. KAI LEISHMAN. Kai Leishman is a Sydney-based designer and photographer. Her Instagram feed offers a bit of insight into the daily life of an art-loving Sydneysider from selfies in the Museum of Contemporary Art to a yellow VW Beetles parked in Newtown to a pancake breakfast at Rushcutters to homewares on display at O'Connell St Merchants.

9. MICHAEL LANDERS. There's a woman walking down a weather-worn pier toward the sea, bottle caps connected with plastic ties and formed into a sculpture across the rocks, a lonely bench on the UTS Kuring-gai campus and shots of the famous Sydney Harbour Bridge. You'll see craggy tree roots in Luna Park, flowers in the North Narrabeen Rockpool and images of abandonment on Cockatoo Island.

10. CAROLINE PERIER. A French Scandinavian living in Sydney, Caroline photographs the little things she spots in Sydney like an abandoned pink boat in Gordon's Bay, artistic detail in the Australian National Maritime Museum and a mural in Bondi Skatepark. There's impressive tree roots in Rose Bay Marina, frangipani blossoms on South Coogee Cliff Walk and a row of fresh pineapples at the Barrenjoey Head Aquatic Reserve.

BONUS: Follow us @CAPAStudyAbroad for plenty of Sydney photos as well:

Topics: Sydney, Australia