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Travel Journal: Sydney

Australia has a special place in my heart because it was our last family trip before the COVID pandemic, and it was the most enjoyable place I’ve visited too (New Zealand was a close second). I have so many stories to share from our 3-week trip to Australia back in 2019 , but my first one will be about Sydney Opera House, recognized on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Opera House is one of the world’s most recognized buildings, opened in 1973, with over 10 million people visiting each year. The shapes on the top are sails, representing the boats that sail to the harbour. Of the three sails, the largest sail belongs to the Concert Hall.

In 2013, a tradition started where these sails would be lit with stunning artwork that is projected onto the sails. This digital art show over the past decade included art pieces from groundbreaking visual studios to the sacred art of our First Nations people.

The sculptural elegance of the Sydney Opera House is what makes this building architecturally unique. The beginnings of the Opera House go back to January 1957 when a relatively unknown 38-year-old Dane named Jørn Utzon was announced the winner of the international competition to design a ‘national opera house’ for Sydney’s Bennelong Point.

So, what else happened?

Want to learn more about the Sydney Opera House. Check out the September edition of ‘Hold On‘ to read the entire story from my travel journal. If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you can get access to read my digital magazine here.

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