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Title: Sydneys Opera House


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Sydneys Opera House
  • Side View
  • A conductor of the Sydney symphony Orchestra in
    1947, proposed that a new concert hall and Opera
    Theater be built for Sydney on Bennolong Point.
    The Committee confirmed the site of Bennolong
    Point and recommended a competition for the
    design of the building.

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View from the Top
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  • On 29 January 1957 Jern Utzon who had submitted a
    revolutionary design concept was declared winner
    of the competition.

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  • Jern Utzon was born in Copenhagen, Denmark on 9
    April 1918. He qualified as an architect in 1942
    and worked with some significant European
    architects till establishing the private practice
    in 1950.
  • 1957 he won the competition for the design of the
    Sydney Opera House his most famous work. His
    other work includes the Kuwait National Assembly
    (1972) and the Bagsvaerd church comples(1975).

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  • The Sydney Opera House was officially opened by
    Queen Elizabeth II on October 20 1973.

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  • Sydney Tower
  • Skywalk is a unique high-altitude adventure on
    top of Sydney Tower. At 268meters (879 feet)
    above Sydney, Skywalk takes you on an
    exhilarating outdoor walk at the roof of the
    city, double the height of Sydney Harbor Bridge.

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  • Dressed in protective clothing and
    safety-harnessed to external walkways, Skywalk
    guests experience a buzz unmatched by any other
    Sydney attraction. Step out onto the clouds as
    you venture across the glass-floored viewing
    platform for 360-degree views over glittering
    Sydney and beyond.

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Blue Mountains
  • The Blue Mountains was declared a World Heritage
    park in November 2000. It was nominated for its
    outstanding natural values, including the
    biodiversity of its plant and animal communities,
    its vegetation, which is dominated by Australia's
    unique eucalypts, and for the beauty of its
    natural landscapes.

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The Legend
  • The Aboriginal dream-time legend has it that
    three sisters, 'Meehni', 'Wimlah' and Gunnedoo'
    lived in the Jamison Valley as members of the
    Katoomba tribe.
  • These beautiful young ladies had fallen in love
    with three brothers from the Nepean tribe, yet
    tribal law forbade them to marry.
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