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Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

Perhaps this should've been the first of my Sydney posts? It's probably the most famous landmark in the city and it was the first landmark I saw as I flew in.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the Sydney Opera House.

To give you a brief history of the building: construction started in 1959, finished in 1973, and in 2007 it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If I'm honest . . .

The Sydney Opera House was actually a lot smaller than I'd imagined. My mum has a very artsy painting of the Sydney Harbour in the study and if you're to believe that the painting is to scale, the Sydney Opera House should be absolutely massive. Anyway, the painting is wrong, the Opera House is big, but it's not the Godzilla-sized building that I'd envisaged.

Moving on, it's still an impressive sight to see. I'd recommend viewing it from the Pylon lookout for the best views. There's also a pretty sweet bar/restaurant overlooking the Opera House (imaginatively called 'Opera Bar') that serves a killer octopus salad. I will warn you, however, that it's also quite a killer for the ol' bank account so maybe save it for a special occasion? Or use daddy's credit card - your choice.