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Scrum of Nuns 2

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Published: April 28, 2002
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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.

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's avatar
*jealous that you have seen this up close*

Nice pic my friend. :) (Smile)
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lightningbolt Photographer
Lovely, it does appear odd from this angle, but then I think it always looked odd :-) (Smile)
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dark-euridice's avatar
what can i say?.... the structure seem to be like the open mouth of marine moster..... :) (Smile)
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kgcreativeProfessional General Artist
Lovely shot! I've always been fascinated by this structure. Thanks for the capture. :) (Smile)
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Curiosity was framed.
Ignorance killed the cat.
fangedfem's avatar
What an incredible structure and photo- I do hope to visit it one day but until then thank you for bringing such a wonderful capture to view Aww
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