Syndey Opera House and University of Sydney
Our morning started with a tour of the Sydney Opera House. It was beautiful inside. We learned that it was expected to take 3 years to build at 7 million dollars. However, it took 14 years to build and over $100 million. The original architect had a falling out with the government 7 years into the project and quit. However, he has recently been working with the Opera House on updates (he is 90 years old now). He actually has never seen the completed Opera House because he is unable to make the flight to Sydney from Europe due to his poor health.
Sydney Opera House
Colleen overlooking the bridge from the Opera House
Sydney Opera House between the different halls
Inside the Sydney Opera House
View of the opposite hall from inside one of the opera house halls
Alan spoke today at the University of Sydney. We had lunch with 6 faculty and graduate students before his talk. I walked around campus. Alan made some good international connections.
University of Sydney
Alan at the University of Sydney
Alan in front of the university quad building
Tonight we are going to the Sydney Opera house to see Bubble. This production combines dance and acrobats into a show. It is in one of the smaller theaters and should be a great time. Tomorrow our shuttle picks us up for the airport at 6:30am for our long flight back to the US. Thanks for reading our blog and catching up on our adventures down under.
Overlooking the Opera House and Harbour Bridge