Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point ~ Sydney



On the 30th January, 1956, a newspaper announcement stated “Picture an opera house like a series of white sails, vaulting above the shining, sparkling waters of Sydney Harbour and placed in a noble contradistinction across the way from the Sydney Harbour Bridge. This is the version that will rise up to replace the dreary old tram sheds at Bennelong Point, following the judges decision on the winner of the Sydney Opera House Design Competition.”

The winner was Joern Utzon, 38, who was noted for his domestic architecture in Denmark. The judges said, Because of its very originality it is clearly a controversial design. We are, however, absolutely convinced. This beautiful edifice has internationally proved its worth by popular admiration and has, from its opening, been said to be one of the wonders of the world. Regally placed, proudly and adjacently to the mighty Sydney Harbour Bridge (affectionately known as ‘The Coat Hanger’), both structures add a wonderful presence to Circular Quay, the major ferry terminal of the world’s most magnificent harbour.

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Framing Options

1015mm x 350mm