The Sydney Opera House is an architectural marvel and a photographer's dream. It has what seems to be an infinite variety of angles. This photo shows the clamshell shapes of the roof. The highest point is 67 m. (221 ft) above sea level.
The interior has as many angles as the exterior. This is part of the concrete ribs of the ceiling. The Opera House is constructed like several wooden concert halls, each inside a concrete shell. It is the world's busiest performing arts center.
This classic profile shows the entire building from across Circular Quay. There were conflicts, cost overruns and delays during construction and the architect, Jorn Utzon, quit the project and never saw the completed building.
This is the inside of the Jorn Utzon Room, with his original tapestry, done in 2004, and inspired by the music of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. After a reconciliation with the original architect, they re-engaged him to design the interior of this room.
This is a view from inside looking down at the pedestrian perimeter walkway and the harbor. Do you see more people, or more birds?
Australia is known for a lot more than the Sydney Opera House, of course. Unique wildlife is one of its attractions, including close experiences with kangaroos. This joey, or baby kangaroo, seems big enough to be out of the pouch, but I guess he still enjoys the ride even if his legs get bent around the top of his head.
I found the opportunity to hold a koala bear is irresistible. The hair is so soft and this koala was so cuddly.
The Sydney Harbor Bridge is a landmark. We did the bridge climb, all the way to the top of the steel superstructure. We will show more photos of the bridge in the future.