Saturday, April 6, 2013

Big Day Out Sydney Opera House

 Here I am at Circular Quay station on my way to a concert at the Opera House. The famous bridge, opened in 1932 is on the left and the Opera house on the right. No cruise ships in today, they are moored just on the left in front of the bridge. The city is behind me.
Now I am in front of the Opera house but didn't climb all those steps. The Opera house is 40 years old this year. It was opened by the Queen in 1973.
 I went underneath and climbed all these steps up to the main concert hall. I'm sure there is a lift somewhere, I haven't found it yet. And I would like red carpet on all those concrete steps.
 The side of the Opera House where I came out at the end of the concert. Then it started to rain but there is plenty of shelter back to the station.
 This is the concert I went to hear. Played by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. The Water Music was written for George I and played by 50 musicians on a barge on the Thames while George and his entourage floated down the river on another barge. For a while I was able to close my eyes and imagine I was trying to push my way through the crowd to see the king and hear the music played at that river party on the 17th July 1717. Wonderful.
 Some buskers on the walk to the Opera house.
 I put some money in the tin. Next thing I know I am sitting on the kangaroo skin (poor kangaroo) banging some sticks together and a passing tourist was handed my camera and told to take my photo. I am laughing because busker on the left told me "you are so pretty". A lot of fun.
 Next busker is holding up 2 fingers meaning I must pay $2 to take a photo of him playing a didgeridoo. These buskers are very firm that you must pay for photos snapped.
Look to the left and under the bridge and you will see the famous Luna Park. Opened in the 1930's still a popular place to visit.


  1. Youpee you are back to blogging ! and what a nice post ! Love the picture of you laughing !
    Can't believe that this opera is already 40 years old. It looks so very modern !

  2. Lovely photo of you. Seems a lovely day out. When I first saw those steps I assumed they were not finished but 40 years later they are just the same. Red carpet or an escalator would be an improvement.

  3. How fun! It looks like you had a terrific day. Good for you!
    Big hugs!
    xo Catherine

  4. Oh dear, I'm so sorry about Emily.

  5. We just read about Emily and are so sorry about that! Sending lots and lots of comforting purrs and hugs to you.

  6. Looks like a great day out. I like how you got in the mood for Handel's Water Music with your own musical practice. Good to see you having some fun.

  7. My mom-person would LOVE to visit the Sydney Operahouse !
    My mom-person have been to the Opera house in Gothenburg several times ( it´s the closest to our home) , the New Opera in Bratislava and when she was in Vienna she and her friend was on a guided tour in the Opera house.
    Looks like you had a pawsome day :)

  8. I do love that iconic opera house