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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Family Gathering … America Bay, NSW, Australia

It’s been a week since we returned from our wonderful trip to Sydney, Australia, for Lloyd’s daughter’s wedding.

He and I flew to the land of Aus via Hawaii where we enjoyed a few days rest punctuated by a tsunami warning. Thankfully nothing came of that so we were able to continue happily on our way to Claire’s adopted homeland half a world away.

One of the highlights of our stay in Sydney was a drive up the coast to Palm Beach. At one point we stopped and hiked a kilometre in from the road to beautiful America Bay.

Claire and her new husband, Steve, (right) her aunt and uncle who also travelled from Ontario for the wedding, and Lloyd and I enjoyed several minutes of solitude engaged with the inspiring vista of this out-of-the-way bay.

A beautiful moment shared in a land far away. Memories are made of this.

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Dorothy 🙂

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