Friday, May 7, 2010

Sydney Opera House, New South Wales

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The Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point, which reaches out into the harbour.
This Australian icon - the Opera House with a roof evocative of a ship at full sail - was designed by renowned Danish architect - Jorn Utzon (1918–2008).

Sydney Opera House facts and figures

* Was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon
* Was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973
* Presented, as its first performance, The Australian Opera's production of War and Peace by Prokofiev
* Cost $AU 102,000,000 to build
* Conducts 3000 events each year
* Provides guided tours to 200,000 people each year
* Has an annual audience of 2 million for its performances
* Includes 1000 rooms
* Is 185 metres long and 120 metres wide
* Has 2194 pre-cast concrete sections as its roof
* Has roof sections weighing up to 15 tons
* Has roof sections held together by 350 km of tensioned steel cable
* Has over 1 million tiles on the roof
* Uses 6225 square metres of glass and 645 kilometres of electric cable


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3 comments:

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Iconic beauty! I've been close by on a friend's boat on Darling Harbour. Really beautiful . Have not taken a walk inside tho.

KLMircea said...

Soooo beautiful and wish to have such a cards :D
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