Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Land Down Under

My travels through the Southern Hemisphere led to me to Sydney, Australia. I didn't have enough time to see the entire country, that's for a separate trip. But I did manage to sneak in a few days in Sydney which was well worth the time. The two most recognizable landmarks are the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

The Sydney Opera House is quite impressive when you see it in person. Photographs often don't do it justice because the details, such as the tiles on the outside, are not always clear. Click on the photos to enlarge them.

The Sydney Harbour Bridge is an iconic image of Australia as well. The bridge's steel arch makes it one of the most identifiable in the world. You can walk across it, climb it with a tour or climb about 200 stairs inside one of the pylons to get a view from the top. That's where I shot this next photograph. The following picture I took as I walked across the length of the bridge which is less than a mile. You can click on both images to enlarge them.

1 comment:

Lili said...

Great photos. Jorn Utzon's Opera House is a fantastically inspired piece of architecture, with its beautiful shells. He created something far ahead of its time (built in the 60's). You are so right when you say that the Sydney Opera House is very much part of universal image of this country. It is a shame that that Utzon had to persevere through malicious publicity and negative criticism (particularly by the government of the day) in the building of this structure.