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The Sydney Opera House ~ vale Joern Utzon

 
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madameshawshank



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:29 pm    Post subject: The Sydney Opera House ~ vale Joern Utzon Reply with quote

My heart feels as though its gently weeping with thanks...

This man, whose father was a naval architect, gifted us with the joy of The Sydney Opera House. When I take the ferry to Manly...spend a day walking Manly Beach...fish and chips...the ferry back to Circular Quay at dusk...turn that corner and there they are..THE bridge 'n the sails of the Opera House...I faint I do! See, I'm going all goosebumpy at the thought..when in Sydney you simply must take in that experience Wink the ferry at dusk...

Utzon spoke of the sails roof as the fifth facade...oh my..

Never did he get to see it completed...let's not even spend too much time on the why...politics etc ...

A clip on the news this morn ...he said it didn't matter because he had the symphony ..I think he said in his heart...or within him...how about that for an idea..to have a symphony within...

So, on this day, I'll imagine all the chocolate&zucchini folk with symphonies within...

Perhaps you might like to google The Sydney Opera House..then images and float around this wonder for a few moments...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a legacy.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 30, 2008 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

indeed Erin...google his name and search some images..such a mix of strength and gentleness...and vision...and...oh I could go on!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

such a pity politics interferred so long ago, although I'm glad to see he finally knew how much we Australians love the Opera House and our enormous pride in the site.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sang in the Concert Hall a few times when I was at high school, at School Eisteddfods. The accoustics are amazing.
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