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Opera House – Open Day

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Every now and again the Opera House has an open day. On the last occasion, and given that the day was bit grey and wet, we did not miss the opportunity!

The queue was quite long but it moved along swiftly. We were expecting a bit of a wait and did not mind it,  after all we were saving $37 a head.

The Opera House is definitely one of the most recognisable buildings in the world due to its peculiar design, and I was therefore pretty curious to see, and feel, it from the inside.

The same flow of the outside design carries on inside. You move along the various show rooms, as if in a maze. There are many steps and you do have a strange feeling of being inside a ship, with piano keys all over the walls. There are amazing views of the bay, the Harbour Bridge, and Circular Quay from the many windows.

We were able to go backstage and even got to see a small exhibition of costumes used in the most popular shows.

The highlight for me was to be able to stand on the stage of the Concert Hall!

I loved it and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Sydney 🙂

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Northern Foyer

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Concert Hall

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Concert Hall

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Drama Theatre

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Costumes from La Boheme

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Vivid Sydney 2015

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Vivid Sydney is an annual festival of lights, music and more. All through the city light displays could be seen, some were truly amazing (my favourite was the story like display on the facade of the Customs House) and some were interactive fun little gadgets (like the drums that simulated fireworks display on trees near The Star). You could definitely spend a couple of hours walking along the city, following the lights and photographing: from Circular Quay and Opera House, to The Rocks, Walsh Bay, Darling Harbour, Pyrmont and even the University of Sydney.

We found it lots of fun, especially as this was our first year! Here are some pictures of the event:

Circular Quay

Circular Quay

Customs House

Customs House

Customs House

Customs House

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

Darling Harbour

The Rocks

The Rocks

Opera House

Opera House

Opera House

Opera House

Opera House

Opera House

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Museum of Contemporary Art

Martin Place

Martin Place

The Rocks

The Rocks

Town Hall

Town Hall

Opera House

Opera House

Opera House

Opera House