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Going to Australia I knew that I was gonna take lots of pictures with its most famous building. Of course I was right and now I can fill one photo-alboom only with Opera shots.
The one I am presenting here is probably the most interesting - a very close view during the sunset.
Here are some facts and numbers about the Opera I've found in the internet:
- designed by Danish architect Jorn Utzon,
- opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20 October 1973,
- cost $AU 102,000,000 to build,
- conducts 3000 events each year,
- provides guided tours to 200,000 people each year,
- has an annual audience of 2 million for its performances,
- includes 1000 rooms,
- is 185 metres long and 120 metres wide,
- has 2194 pre-cast concrete sections as its roof,
- has roof sections weighing up to 15 tons,
- has roof sections held together by 350 kms of tensioned steel cable,
- has over 1 million tiles on the roof,
- uses 6225 square metres of glass and 645 kilometres of electric cable.

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