Weekly Photo Challenge: Lost in the details … Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House Roof Detail

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.

Sydney Opera House Ceramic Roof

The highest roof shell of Sydney Opera House is 67 metres above sea-level, the equivalent of a 22 storey building.

Sydney Opera House Detail

The roof structures are commonly referred to as “shells.”

Sydney Opera House

Click here for the complete and intriguing story behind the construction of Sydney Opera House.

Thanks for visiting …

Dorothy 🙂


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Cameras Never Lie … Amsterdam, NL

Something wasn’t quite right about it.

When I first laid eyes on the five-storey building at the end of a street in Amsterdam I had to do a double-take. Were my eyes deceiving me or was the old place really leaning Tower of Pisa-like over its neighbour?

One thing about cameras … they never lie … 😉

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