I consider myself as a long term tourist here in Sydney. I am still excited to see the two iconic structure of Sydney but I think there are more things to explore in Sydney other than Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House.
To do justice to my first visitor here, I brought my man to The Rocks and Circular Quay. In Circular Quay, we walked to the Sydney Opera House.
Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre in the southern end of Sydney Harbour. This iconic building is one of the most famous structures in the world. Designed by Danish architech Jorn Utzon, it is 183m long and 120m wide composed of a series of large precast concrete spheres forming the shape that we are seeing right now. The precast concrete spheres are in white and cream colour, supported by precast concrete ribs. Other than the concrete and glass, the facade of Sydney Opera House is largely built on pink granite too.
Sydney Opera House was opened since 1973. Although it was completed 10 years later than scheduled, it has been the icon of Sydney since then.
|Promenade approaching Sydney Opera House|
|The white "shell" building there is Sydney Opera House|
|The concrete, the glass, and the granite|
|Climbing to the pavilion|
|View of Circular Quay from the top of the stairs|
|Royal Botanical Garden of Sydney is located across Sydney Opera House|
|Another glimpse of Royal Botanical Garden|
|This is the view from Mrs. Macquaries' Chair and this is me almost 4 years ago|
Love is in the air,