One of the world’s most recognizable structures, the Sydney Opera House at Bennelong Point on Sydney Harbour is a marvel of design and engineering.
My focus for this week’s photo challenge “Lost in the Details” is the Opera House’s amazing ceramic tile roof.
There are 1,056,006 roof tiles covering an area of approximately 1.62 hectares that sit over the structure. They were made by a Swedish tile company, Höganas.
The highest roof shell of Sydney Opera House is 67 metres above sea-level, the equivalent of a 22 storey building.
The roof structures are commonly referred to as “shells.”
Click here for the complete and intriguing story behind the construction of Sydney Opera House.
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22 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the details … Sydney Opera House”
I have always wanted to see the Sydney Opera House… this may be as close as I ever get. It’s beautiful and I would have never seen that detail. Thank you.
You’re most welcome. … I hope you do get there one day. It’s quite the place. … Love your icicle 🙂 … Be well and thanks for visiting … Dorothy 🙂
Lovely details on this iconic structure! I used to spend time whiling away the day at the little oyster bar on the steps of Opera House – thanks for bringing back good memories from 20 years ago.
Thank you for checking out my post. I’m glad to have brought you some sweet memories, one of the amazing miracles of photography. 😉 … I’m really impressed with your nature photography. Looking forward to seeing more … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Wonderful post! Well done
Thanks … 🙂
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never saw those details – thanks!
Your welcome … Thanks for visiting 🙂
Terrific entry to this week’s challenge! Thank you for bringing to focus the beautiful roof of the opera house.
Your welcome. Your visit and comment are much appreciated … 🙂
Thanks for sharing, I’ve never seen a closeup before!
You’re welcome and thanks for visiting … 🙂
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Wow, I must have seen photos of the Sydney Opera House a million times and I’ve never seen a close-up of the roof tiles. What a surprise. They’re fascinating.
Yes, it was quite a revelation to me the first time I saw them gleaming so brilliantly in the sun. Perfection of line and symmetry and artistry. That’s why I felt compelled to capture some of it. … Thanks for visiting … Dorothy 🙂
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