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Sydney Opera House February 12, 2007

Posted by theoxymoron in Australia, Travel.

The Opera House is one of the most recognisable buildings of Australia. It is not only a building but one of the world’s greatest performing arts centres. This time I booked a guided tour to get inside and learn some more facts about the breathtaking architecture. The hour long tour gives you a fascinating insider’s view touring the theatres and foyers in the company of an informed and entertaining guide.

Some Facts

233 people entered the competition to design an opera house for Sydney. The winning design you see today was submitted by Jorn Utzon from Denmark. 2003 marked the 30th anniversary of this iconic landmark, and Sydney Opera House has earned acclaim during its first three decades. People from across the globe flock to Sydney Opera House each year, to take photographs, to enjoy performances and to drink in the special atmosphere at one of the most famous places in the world.

The Grand Organ which was designed by Ronald Sharp is located in the concert hall. It consists of more than 10’000 pipes and is a baroque organ in style.

See some more interesting pictures from the inside in my webalbum !



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