Flight chronicles of the backpacker Tutubi, with travelogues, pictures/photos/videos, travel guides, independent and honest reviews, affordable, recommended resorts and hotels (including inns, guesthouses, pension houses, lodges, hostels, condotels, bed and breakfast and other cheap accommodations), commuting guides, routes (sometimes street maps and GPS coordinates/waypoints) and driving directions to answer "how to get there" questions, information and tips on tourism, budget travel and living in Philippines, Exotic Asia and beyond!
Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
On a trip initially scheduled to Melbourne in Australia's Victoria state, Tutubi requested the trip to be moved to Sydney and just visit Melbourne if he has the time. There were many reasons why one of them is for him to be able to see for himself the iconic Sydney Opera Hour, also known as The Sails
Pictures of Sydney Opera House from various points:
Sydney Opera House from the Rocks from The Rocks across Sydney Cove Sydney Opera House from Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House from Sydney Harbour Bridge with Hyatt Park Hotel on the foreground
Sydney Opera House from a ferry out of Circular Quay
Sydney Opera House History and Trivia:
Originally planned in the 1940s and finished in 1973
Designed and built by Danish architect Jørn Utzon
The Opera House was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007 for its outstanding architecture of the 20th century.
The Luminous Festival held during mid-year involves the lighting of The Sails of Sydney Opera House at night in vivid colours.
There are guided tours of Sydney Opera House including a glimpse of the interiors. Tutubi just opted for the DIY free tour of the marvelous facility due to lack of time.
photo cache, such an iconic symbol of Australia, not just of sydney
lawstude, weather weather lang hehe
fortuitous faery, wait for another set of colorful sails of sydney opera house in the future :P
bing, thanks...at least i got to travel beyond asia
pieterbie, wasn't able to go inside it though, don't have time during the day to tour it
abaniko, it depends on who's telling it to you. i think you need to ask the right person to get the right answer. what is it that you're interested in? i have lots of posts coming up but mostly on Sydney and nearby places...do visit again later