Posts Tagged ‘ Sydney Opera House ’

A tour of some of the world’s most amazing architecture

Apr 25th, 2018 | By

Here’s a few of our favourite brilliant buildings from around the world…

Saturday snippets: 26th September 2015

Sep 26th, 2015 | By

Heathrow, Ryanair and the price of Australian petrol occupies Adrian’s thoughts this week.

Hanging out in Hamburg

Aug 17th, 2014 | By

Kaye Holland cuts loose in a city that has become a real hot bed of hedonism

Sydney’s Opera House is 40

Oct 20th, 2013 | By

s one Australian attraction suffers in the bush fires, another celebrates its fortieth anniversary. The Sydney Opera House was officially opened by the Queen on this day in 1973.

Baa-appy St Patrick’s Day!

Mar 17th, 2012 | By

Ewe celebrating St Patrick’s Day? Even a flock of sheep in Scotland wants to be ‘seen in green’ this weekend!

Opera houses with impact

Sep 27th, 2011 | By

Acoustic perfection is the resounding star in these temples of high art, but it wouldn’t sound as sweet without the accompanying history and/or visual appeal

There’s Nothing Like Australia

Jun 1st, 2010 | By

It almost goes without saying that there’s nowhere quite like Australia. For anybody who has been there you either love it or hate it. This headline is being used to launch Tourism Australia’s new 90 second advertisement to persuade us to visit the country. So far so good. It’s the rest of the advert that seems to have upset the some Australians.

Turning Down A Million Dollars

Nov 1st, 2009 | By

That’s what Sydney Opera House in Australia did last week.

A company offered a million dollars if it could project its logo/details onto the shells of the building. Was it just a publicity stunt or was the offer genuine? Was the Opera House right to refuse the money?

Sydney on the Cheap

Oct 2nd, 2009 | By

Like every city in the world, Sydney can be as expensive as you like or be seen on a budget. Assuming you are already in Sydney, all the things I am going to suggest will cost you nothing.

Let’s start with two iconic sites; the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. If you want to climb to the top and be led across the bridge it will set you back over $A180 (say £90) but you can walk across it for nothing.

Joern Utzon, Sydney Opera House & Tourist Draws

Dec 3rd, 2008 | By

Sydney Opera House is iconic yet it has only been abou 35 years since it was opened. Rarely can a building be recognisable around the world after only a short space of time.It was largely due to one man, the architect Joern Utzon who has just died. It is not how he wanted. The inside is nowhere near as striking as the outside but cost overuns dictated change. Some of his design needed engineering skills to turn it into reality but the Opera House along
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