The Sydney Opera House.

This is the side view we most commonly see in postcards and photos.  Huge, spectacular white shells dominating the landscape.


However, moving around you soon realize that the Sydney Opera House is composed of a series of shells and the side angle view that we are most familiar with, is in fact replicated on the other side.

Please note, I took this photo as I passed by on a ferry.  You cannot wade out into the water; it’s too deep!

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Moving in closer, the solid white shells reveal themselves to be covered in small tiles.

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I’m thinking armadillo here…

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Looking closer again, the white tiles actually consist of two colors; a stark, glossy white and a smooth, matt cream.

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Sony Xperia Z2 1609And finally, finishing up with a fun photo.

Due to a sudden downpour, the tourist filled steps suddenly became barren.  I seized the opportunity and bolted up for a Mary Poppins pose.  Kind of Mary Poppins 🙂