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Scrum of Nuns 1 by misteriddles Scrum of Nuns 1 by misteriddles
Sydney Opera House, 1997.

This masterpiece of modernist architecture was designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon in 1957. Conservatives and 'philistines' mocked the project and eventually forced Utzon to resign before the building opened on October 20, 1973 -- my eigth birthday.

Less hostile observers have likened the building to "turtles mating" and "nuns playing rugby". Thus the title. This one looks like a bird-faced nun!

My mother had just died some three weeks earlier. Six weeks before that my father died. Guess I wasn't in the mood to explore Sydney's cemeteries at the time. The need to stay 'bouyant' was paramount.
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simba Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2002
I love this building. I haven't been to Sydney, but I am planning to get there soon.

Beautiful perspective. :) (Smile)
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scab-lab Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002   Photographer
Nice lines, and composition. The slight arc of the structure on the right leads your eye into the city, nice.
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dark-euridice Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002
Sometimes words are irrelevant...... :) (Smile)
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verunec Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002
an excellent framing here.
as "architectural photographer" i wish i had taken this one myself
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kgcreative Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002  Professional General Artist
I do agree that this is the more interesting of the two. It is an angle that I don't see often. Well shot!
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syncretism Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002
sometimes one just needs to be around the crush of people and humanity...
...instead of that quiet silence of somberness

out of the two you have of this opera house...
...this is my personal favorite
something about the play of lines against the curve of the dome...
...a beautiful contrast
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seriousness Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002
nice shot, yes.
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fangedfem Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2002
oooOOO- another wonderful view! such a bold building =) (Smile) excellent shot Nod
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