The Sydney Opera House building is so impressive that a walking tour in non-performance hours can excite as much as the live performances it hosts.
This collection shows some highlights of such a tour. We see the magnificent setting on the shores of Sydney harbour, the Sydney Harbour Bridge sharing the stage, the warmth of the concert hall, the backstage ancilliary equipment, and the personalities that powered its design projected onto the raw concrete surfaces.

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Schoolchildren 3

Sydney Harbour Bridge and Schoolchildren 3

Opera House Shells and Esplanade 2

Opera House Shells and Esplanade 2

Opera House Ribbed Shell Roof 1

Opera House Ribbed Shell Roof 1

Harbour Path to Opera House 1

Harbour Path to Opera House 1

Harbour Path to Opera House 3

Harbour Path to Opera House 3

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Opera House

Sydney Harbour Bridge from Opera House

Underside of Shells 1

Underside of Shells 1

Foyer, Steps and Ceiling 2

Foyer, Steps and Ceiling 2

Foyer, Steps and Ceiling 7

Foyer, Steps and Ceiling 7

Concert Hall 1

Concert Hall 1

Conducting an Opera House Tour is Like Conducting an Orchestra 1

Conducting an Opera House Tour is Like Conducting an Orchestra 1

Architect's Vision 1

Architect's Vision 1

Architect's Vision 2

Architect's Vision 2

Ove Arup - Head of Engineering Consultants

Ove Arup - Head of Engineering Consultants

Architect's Vision 7

Architect's Vision 7

Architect's Vision 9

Architect's Vision 9

Backstage Equipment 1

Backstage Equipment 1

Backstage Equipment3

Backstage Equipment3