The Friday Photo Project | Sydney Opera House


Sydney Opera House

There are some buildings that you instantly recognize. The Taj Mahal, The White House, Tower Bridge and of course the Sydney Opera House. Even if you have never been to Australia you most certainly would know this iconic building.

Designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon the building was officially opened in 1973. This photo was taken on New Years Day 2012. We had spent the night right next to the opera house to watch the fireworks over Sydney Harbour. We had a great spot and the atmosphere was fantastic. If you ever have the chance, spend New Years Eve in Sydney, you will not be disappointed.

We were taking a ferry to Manly which is a lovely part of New South Wales. As you can imagine we have many photos of the Sydney Opera House but not many from the water which is why we chose this one. The Opera House is one of the busiest performing arts centres in the world. It hosts over 1,500 performances each year attended by some 1.2 million people. 

It’s hard to imagine Sydney without the Opera House. I suppose that’s when you know a building is iconic. When we first clapped eyes on it we both took an intake of breath which is the highest accolade a building can get. So hat’s off to Jorn Utzon for creating a thing of beauty.

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Paul Farrugia

Paul Farrugia is a an avid traveller and blogger. When he is not travelling he likes to spend his free time reading, going to festivals and sitting down enjoying a nice glass of red! If you would like to reach him send him an e-mail to [email protected]

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