Normally this would be a no-brainer and the Ocean would feature heavily for this challenge but I thought I’d post something different. Also it being Australia Day yesterday my photos for this week features an iconic Australian piece of architecture – the Opera House or the Sydney Opera House as it is known.
The Sydney Opera House was opened on 20th October 1973. Planning for the opera house started back in the 1940s when a suitable venue was searched for, finally settling on Bennelong Point in 1955.
A competition was held asking architects from around the world to enter with the prize at that time being 5,000 pounds. A Danish architect by the name of Jørn Utzon won out of 233 entries. His submission drawings can be found here.
Being 13 when it was opened I remember for my whole lifetime up to that point it being built. To help fund the project an appeal was launched in 1957 by way of a lottery ticket that everyone could buy with the chance of winning a large prize. This helped fund the very expensive build.
For more information on this iconic Australian building please go to the link here.
For more challenge photos for the Letter O, please go to Ed’s Sunday Stills Page here.