Sydney Opera House

Opera House Baffels

The Sydney Opera House is a photographer’s delight.  Whether viewing from land or sea, at dawn or dusk, the building’s many facets shine like a diamond.  In 2009 I had the good fortune to travel to Australia, a life-long dream. I flew to Sydney, then Brisbane, then north to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.  This first post from that trip illustrates the Sydney Opera House.  Quite a bit of controversy surrounded its construction.  The architect whose design it embodies was so discouraged by the negative public reaction to his plan that he did not attend the opening!  A ride around Sydney harbor provides views of the Opera House and the Harbor Bridge, as well as some of the cities most interesting buildings.  More on those later.  If you have a chance to go, do try to attend a performance. the orchestra sits in the midst of the audience, as the interior photo reveals.  The acoustics are incredible.

 

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