Saturday, 2 November 2013

Sydney Opera House

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Most of us will be familiar with the Sydney Opera House.  It is one of the most iconic images of Australia – along with kangaroos and koala bears.

It sits on Bennelong Point – and some of the best views of it can be had from the docks of Circular Quay closest to the Harbour Bridge.

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It resulted from a design competition in the late 1950's which was won by a Danish architect – Jørn Utzon.  But it didn't open until 1973.  It had cost $102 million – a lot of money in those days.  The original cost estimate was $7million – so that's a cost overrun for you!

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It houses over 7 performance venues and is quite huge.  It is hard to imagine a Sydney without this fantastic building.
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