Saturday, March 14, 2009

+...I WaNt To Go 2...+



The Sydney Opera House ......................!!!!!

Located in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It was conceived and largely built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who in 2003 received the Pritzker Prize, architecture's highest honour. The citation stated
“ There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is his masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.”

The Opera House was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. It is one of the world's most distinctive 20th century buildings, and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world.

The Sydney Opera House is situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Contrary to the implication of the name, it houses a multi-venue performing arts centre, rather than a single Opera theatre.

Image courtesy of Ross Honeysett
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2 comments:

Susan Moses said...

Did you know that Jørn Utzon died having never returned to Australia to see the completed opera house.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jørn_Utzon

+...RiChOfEvE...+ said...

Yup....i know that =(

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