Moon over the Sydney Opera House with Car Exhibit

Australia: Day 11 — Sydney Opera House

The first set of pictures, of the Opera House, below, were shot yesterday at the end of the day.  The remaining pictures of the Opera House were shot today from the ferry as I rode across the harbor to the zoo, and then some photos of the Opera House from the other side of the harbor.

Sydney hosts an artistic extravaganza each year which ends on the Queen’s birthday (yesterday), remember this was part of the British Empire many years ago.  The name of the event is Vivid.  One of the art installations is a laser show projected on the Opera House.  It was stunning, but I didn’t have my tripod with me to shoot it properly.  But I simply couldn’t just miss the chance; so, I got what I got.

Some of the projections were astounding:  kelp moving in ocean currents with tropical fish swimming around–all projected onto the sails of the Opera House.  As the moon first peeked over the Opera House, you will see a laser marker being projected onto one of the sails as they were calibrating for the laser show.

We’ve all seen many photos of the Opera House, but none of them do the structure justice.  It’s magnificent.

Sydney Opera House at Night
Sydney Opera House at Night
Single Sail of the Sydney Opera House at Night
Single Sail of the Sydney Opera House at Night
Moon over the Sydney Opera House before Laser Show
Moon over the Sydney Opera House before Laser Show
Moon over the Sydney Opera House with Car Exhibit
Moon over the Sydney Opera House with Car Exhibit
Laser Show Begins on the Sydney Opera House
Laser Show Begins on the Sydney Opera House
Laser Show Continues on the Sydney Opera House
Laser Show Continues on the Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Ferry 01
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Ferry 01
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Ferry 02
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Ferry 02
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Ferry (wide angle)
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Ferry (wide angle)
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Zoo
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Zoo
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Zoo 02
Sydney Opera House As Seen from the Zoo 02