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Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House is located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the most famous 20th century buildings. Opera House is not only the symbol of Sydney, but also a symbol of the whole Australia.
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House





It is hard to imagine Sydney without the Opera House, yet until 1958 on Bennelong Point there was just an ordinary tram depot.
Sydney Opera House was designed by Danish architect - Jorn Utzon. Probably, this design was beyond the capabilities of engineering of the time.
It was estimated, the Opera will be build in 4 years at cost of 7 million Australian dollars. In fact, it takes 14 years, from 1959 to 1973 to build it. Final cost was 102 million.
Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973.
Plan of Sydney Opera House
Plan of Sydney Opera House



The shape of Opera roof reminds shells, or sometimes a yacht sails.




Roof ceilings are made of millions of small tiles




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.
Cafe at Sydney Opera House

Cafe at Sydney Opera House
Cafe at Sydney Opera House


Bennelong Restraurant
Bennelong Restraurant



Together with Harbour Bridge, the Sydney Opera House is a cental place for fireworks.
More fireworks pictues...
Sydney Opera House, fireworks
Sydney Opera House, fireworks
Sydney Opera House, fireworks
Sydney Opera House, fireworks

Opera House is situated on Sydney Harbour, there are beautiful views all around

View from Opera House on Sydney City
View from Opera House on Sydney City

View from Opera House across the harbour
View from Opera House across the harbour




The harbour around Opera is busy with ferries, yachts and other boats
Cruise boat
Cruise boat
Passenger ferry
Passenger ferry
Cruise boat
Cruise boat
High speed rivercat ferry
High speed rivercat ferry
Royal Botanical Gardens are situated next to the Opera House



Sydney Opera House view
Sydney Opera House picture
Sydney Opera House image
Street Perormance opposite Sydney Opera House
Street Perormance opposite Sydney Opera House

















More photos:
Sydney
Sydney Fireworks
Sydney Harbour
Sydney City
Circular Quay
Sydney Rocks
Darling Harbour
New Year fireworks on Harbour Bridge!

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