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Sydney Opera House

by Takeo Maebashi
(Higashi-Yamato, Tokyo, Japan)

Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

The Opera House in Sydney was registered as a World Heritage Site in 2007. This unique shape gives us an idea of the sail of a yacht or a seashell. But most people don't know that there is an entirely different reason that it was designed like this.

In fact, the following shocking (laughable?) anecdote tells more about it.

One day after its completion, Mr. Jorn Utzon (designer of the Opera House) professed, "Actually, I got the idea for this design when I saw a boy peeling a mandarin orange."

Is this a joke? Or serious? Only he knows the truth! But to me it appears more like a seashell than a mandarin orange. What do you think?

Anyhow, I think Mr. Jorn Utzon has a great talent!!

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