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Square Sky 22: Sydney Opera House

Well, a glimpse of the opera house!

This is about sky not opera house, so I’ve focused on what counts here.

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Warning: Seal Resting

Resting seal sign

Now that’s not a sign you see every day, particularly not attached to a railing of Sydney’s Opera House. Yet there it was. Lo and behold, a peek over the edge revealed a seal that was indeed resting. Resting so profoundly, in fact, that I was slightly concerned it had, um, over-rested, but closer examination showed it was breathing. In the 10 minutes I watched it, this seal did not so much as twitch.

Resting seal

Resting seal

This does not look at all comfortable to me!

This does not look at all comfortable to me!

Nope, doesn't look comfie from this angle either.

Nope, doesn’t look comfie from this angle either.

Benches in black and white

The theme for Jude’s Bench Series in February is black and white. I had an idea of the bench photos I wanted to share — all I needed was a reason to be in the vicinity of the Opera House after dark so I could take the shots! Even if you’ve never been to Sydney, you have probably seen photos of the Opera House jutting into the harbour. Benches are dotted all along the broad walkways by the water, perfect for gazing out at the hustle and bustle of Sydney — not that there is a lot of action at 10:30pm on a Wednesday. 😉 I took these photos five hours after the photos in this post.

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The lights in the background are apartments across the harbour.

sydney opera house bench

A bench with the Harbour Bridge in the background.

sydney opera house bench

Those blurred lights are a Manly ferry heading into Circular Quay.

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Warping the Sydney Harbour Bridge

I had a bit of time to kill last evening before meeting a friend, and how better to kill time on a glorious summer evening than down by the Opera House with a glass of bubbly and my camera?

sydney harbour bridge in glass of champagne

Imagine my surprise this morning when I discovered that I had captured a warped shot of the bridge in the glass!

opera kitchen opera house sydney

I was at a place called Opera Kitchen, the slightly less hectic bar/eatery beside the mega popular Opera Bar.

And here is the obligatory shot of the Opera House.

And here is the obligatory shot of the Opera House.