Monday, 3 August 2009

Theme and variation


In response to Brattcat's query re the buildings between the two sails on the right. Enlarge it and note the pink lower building. The image on the left below was taken at the side of the pink building which is on the other side of the harbour beside the Beulah Street Wharf in the suburb of Kirribili. The image on the right below shows you the vantage point I had for the feature image of this post. I was standing in that green sward on the RHS halfway up the image. At the back of the OH there is a massive sandstone cliff cut into the promontory and up this cliff climbs the Tarpeian Steps to the T/Walk. A gateway leads into the very rear of the Botanic Gardens. You can see the gateposts, and nestling into the greenery is the sandstone of Government House.

12 comments:

brattcat said...

Great title, stunning light, particularly on that left side, and the image of those glass facades like three spires reaching toward the 'divine'. I'm curious about what looks like a residence sandwiched between the two on the right.

brattcat said...

This helps quite a bit, Julie. Thank you.

J Bar said...

Great seeing the sails of the Opera House from all the different angles.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful snaps of what I would consider to be Sydney's icon! Fab, Julie, they're fab!

Hilda said...

This is the first time I've seen the Opera House from this angle. I don't think I would have recognized it if you didn't post the other two photos.

Mirela said...

Finally an unusual photo of the Sydney Opera house! Julie, you're a genius! :)

Vogon Poet said...

An interesting and much different view of one of the most famous building in the world.

Joan Elizabeth said...

As other commenters have said ... you have got the Opera House from a very different angle. It gives this lovely buiding a wonderful new freshness.

Lois said...

I really like seeing the Opera House from a different angle than what I'm used to. Thanks Julie!

Buenos Aires Photoblog said...

I've never seen the Sidney Opera House from such a perspective. It offers a very interesting view.

Stephany said...

The opera house is such an unusual style of architecture and very lovely. The acoustics must be incredible.

(I left a reply to your comment about the fiddle.)

Ross Idzhar said...

Loved Sydney when I was there, something of a charm about the place. Couldn't get used to the frantic-ness, in comparison to Melbourne, but maybe that's just a cliche.

Great photos.