Thursday, 21 May 2009
Sydney Opera House
One of the landmarks of Sydney, New South Wales and even Australia is the city´s Opera House. You only need to look at it to understand why, of course, as its roofs/sails draw the best-know-and-most-recognized-building-sillouete across the globe. The story, very nicely told here, is a tragic one, involving fear, uncertainty and an architect, Jørn Utzon, that "divorced" himself from the project while it still was under construction.
The guided tour takes us to the backstage of the Opera, to areas where a person attending a show doesn´t usually go. It also takes us to the main opera room and a secondary one, the foyer and the Jørn Utzon room, the only one totally designed by him.
It was definitely one of the highest points (among all the highest points) of the trip - a building not to be missed!
Main venue´s foyer.
Looking out from the foyer.
Roof structure detail.
The toilet. Even the toilet is nice!
Jørn Utzon room, the only one fully designed by the architect. The tapestry´s design is also his.
More photos of the Opera House (and our trip to Australia) here.
Para ler em português, no meu outro blog.