The Sydney Opera House ~ AustraliaPosted on Jul 03 in Australia, Featuredby ShelynPrint
“There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.”
Such a great honour given to Jorn Utzon and his masterpiece, how could Sydney Opera House being excluded from our itinerary to Australia?
Here we were in Bennelong Point after our visit in Mrs. Macquaries Point. Bennelong Point is even closer to the Sydney Habour Bridge. So if you failed to snap any fantastic photos from Mrs. Macquaries Point, you can still try your luck here at Bennelong Point. The crowds were all concentrated in Opera House so you will have unblocked view of Sydney Habour Bridge at all time to take your photos on your own pace.
The sky had no cloud at all! Imagine how bright the sunlight was.
The sun was really bright in Sydney that made me to squint the eyes all the time. Without sunglasses, I would have looked pissed in the picture with my brows drawn together in a frown. Always get a good pair of shades! I mad love my Oakley sunglasses ^_^
I was quite happy with the bright sunlight though. Not only can I fully utilize my sunglasses, it also kept me warm in this freaking cold weather. The only drawback was that we looked too dark in the pictures with the sunlight at the background.
My sister forgot to bring her sunglasses
Opera House is close to Sydney Harbour.
The place just kind of remind me of Monaco, blue sky and blue sea that were dotted with white ships and white yachts.
This was during my 2008 trip in Monaco.
After lounging on the harbour and snapped some scenic photos, we walked towards the highlight of the tour today, the Sydney Opera House.
Designed by Danish architect John Utzon and constructed between 1959 and 1973, Sydney Opera House was recently added to the World Heritage List, confirming its status as a culturally significant site.
Some said Sydney Opera House looks like sailing yachts breast side by side under the blue sky. Some said it looks like shells or clamps lazing under the bright sun. I say it reminds me of eagle. Why eagle? I don’t know, I just automatically associated it with eagle.
Sydney Opera House with a series of large precast concrete shells, absolutely magnificent!
Now that it reminds me of armour hood
The Opera House appears differently depending on the angle and time of day. It glowed bright white in the sun and the reflection of the light from its roof just made it looked so divine. I wanted to see how it gonna shine under the moonlight in a dark sky but the time didn’t allow me to stay till the sunset.
Different angles of Opera House
The Sydney Opera House has about 1000 rooms, including five theatres, two main halls, four restaurants, and several bars and souvenir shops. The smallest “shell” building is home to the formal Bennelong Restraurant.
Playing host over 2,500 performances and events each year, there’s a lot more to the House than opera. Jazz, ballet, classical music, comedy and theater all take place here too. Meanwhile, guided tours reveal the icon’s inner workings, and its eateries offer several types of dining against a stunning backdrop.
We didn’t get a chance to visit inside the Opera House. So I was just lazing around the house aimlessly and stalking these two Australian Birds (I don’t know what they call) that walked and tweeted unanimously.
It’s a very common type of bird in Australia. I wonder if they bath, they looked so white and clean and so flawless! As if newly produced from the factory.
The harbour around Opera is busy with ferries, yachts and other boats, but of course you don’t see boats in this picture. The harbour was at the other side.
A model was having photoshooting in this freaking cold weather.
My mum and my sister
You can spend your beautiful afternoon here lounging along the harbour
The Opera House was formally completed in 1973, having cost $102 million. The original cost estimate in 1957 was £3,500,000 ($7 million). The original completion date set by the government was 26 January 1963 (Australia Day). Thus, the project was completed TEN YEARS LATE and over-budget by more than FOURTEEN times.
It would be the best experience ever to enjoy a live musical show in the Opera House, if the time permits. Perhaps you would like to check out their events and get your tickets here, the acoustic inside is awesome!