Friday, November 29, 2013

Sydney Opera House

Across the street on our walk down to Circular Quay, this tree is growing out of the rock wall.
After a few minutes of relaxation, Jan and I got dressed for the evening and walked down the street, which led to Circular Quay (pronounced "key") where one could catch all the ferry excursions and also walk out to the Sydney Opera House grounds.  Along the walkway, there was an area where one could sit and have appetizers and a drink while listening to live music.  And of course, it was kind of exciting to watch all the boat traffic in the bay.
This is the bridge they shoot fireworks from on New Year's Eve.

While Jan and I took some pictures,  we were approached by a young French couple on their honeymoon, and they asked if I'd take their picture in front of the Opera House.  Then they took our picture too.  As a crazy coincidence, we discovered we were seated right next to each other when we got in the theatre a couple hours later.

Here's a close-up of all the tile work that makes up the outside of the building.

I also was enchanted by a young bride and groom who were getting some wedding pictures taken in this picturesque location.  Here the young couple was looking out over the bay, talking with their photographer (on the right).  It was just a sweet human-interest moment, and I felt like capturing it.

Jan and I found a nice little cafe at the Opera House for dinner, and then we attended the production of "South Pacific."  It was so well done...and the  Spectacular.  Memorable. 
The the crowd begins to file in.

More to come...


  1. I didn't know that the "shells" were tiled - interesting.

    What a great experience and adventure for someone who loves music and drama!

  2. Isn't it absolutely AMAZING how tenacious some trees can be? I love that first picture.

    It looks like you are having a wonderful time! Australia is definitely a beautiful place.

  3. Great photos, Nancy! How were the acoustics? I love the show you saw, great music.