By Efrosini Costa, Photography by Reuters |
October 28, 2013
Sydney Opera House: a retrospective
A replica of the yawl boat Joshua Slocum used to become the first person to single-handedly sail around the world sails past the Sydney Opera House
“Luminous” by Brian Eno is projected onto the Sydney Opera House as part of the Vivid Festival in Sydney
Dancers competing in the Senior New Vogue event go through their steps in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House
Fiddler P.B.Hobb plays his instrument whilst standing on the roof of the Sydney Opera House
Farmer Ray Adams carries a merino sheep, which escaped from its pen, during a sheep dog trial demonstration for the launch of Sydney’s Royal Easter Show outside the Sydney Opera House
The stars of Australian film “Oscar and Lucinda”, Australia’s Cate Blanchett (L) and award winning English actor Ralph Fiennes pose in front of Sydney’s Opera House
An eight metre (26 foot) high statue of Michael Jackson is floated down Sydney Harbour in front of the Sydney Opera House
Australia’s Prime Minister Rudd points to the Sydney Opera House
Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and his Australian wife Crown Princess Mary arrive at the Sydney Opera House for a gala concert in Australia
Competitors make their way past the Sydney Opera House forecourt during the cycle leg of ITU World Cup triathlon
Formula One racing drivers Johnny Herbert (R) and Jaguar teammate and 1998 Australian Grand Prix winner Eddie Irvine race each other on jet skis in front of the Sydney Opera House
Pleasure crafts join commercial vessels in a parade past the Sydney Opera House during Australia …
Anti-war message is sprayed onto the sails of the famous Sydney Opera
House as Australia formally commits to joining any U.S. attack on Iraq,
A group of men dressed as Santa Claus stand in front of the Sydney Opera House June 21, 2001 on the shortest day of the year knows as the winter solstice.
The Australian Philharmonic Choirs form the Olympic rings whilst performing on the steps of the Sydney Opera House Febuary 7 as part of the opening ceremony for the Winter Olympic Games in Nagano.
A dust storm blankets Sydney’s iconic Opera House at sunrise
The Royal Australian Navy’s newest and fastest ship, HMAS Jervis Bay, passes the Sydney Opera House
Fireworks explode over the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House during a pyrotechnic show to celebrate the New Year
Aborigines perform on the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House September 14 in the “Festival of the Dreaming”
A woman stands in between rows of multi-coloured paper hands in front of the Sydney Opera House on the second anniversary of National Sorry Day May 26. Around 70,000 hands make up the ‘Sea of Hands’ display, each individually signed by members of the public, and is a symbol of support for the reconciliation and land rights of indigenous Australians.
Artist Jimmie Durham watches his decorated 5.5 tonne boulder with a face painted on it crush a compact sedan during an art performance called “Still Life with Stone and Car” in the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House
This 1967 file photo shows Utzon displaying a diagram of a
detail of the Sydney Opera House.
Naked volunteers pose for U.S. artist Spencer Tunick in front of the Sydney Opera House
Yoga enthusiasts perform sun salutations in front of Sydney’s Opera House and Harbour Bridge
APEC leaders pose for a family photo donning the Australian outback stockman’s raincoats on the first day of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders summit at the Sydney Opera House
Surfboards lie on steps of Sydney Opera House before start of Australia Day Surfboard challenge
British actor Sacha Baron Cohen, acting as Kazakh TV reporter known as ‘Borat’, waves an Australian and Kazakhstani flag in front of the Sydney Opera House
Queen Elizabeth II (C) and her husband Prince Philip pass below the Sydney Opera House March 13, 2006. The Queen opened the Western Colonnade of the iconic building, the first alteration since she opened it over 30 years ago.