The Wonder of the Sydney Opera House

November 19, 2006 by

Australia & the Pacific, Travel News & Alerts

Every schoolchild knows the original Seven Wonders of the World, right? Lessee … there was a lighthouse, maybe some stables, a library, and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. I forget the rest. No worries: some folks reckon there are enough impressive structures still standing to warrant a new list, and you get to vote for them!

Sydney Opera House Tours
The Sydney Opera House

One candidate is the Sydney Opera House, and they’re kicking off the campaign at the Opera House forecourt on Tuesday, November 21 – though you’ll need to be there bright and early as it starts at 6am and wraps up by 9am. There’s a sausage sizzle, prizes, and splendid views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the city skyline.

The Opera House is a stunner and a strong contender, but it’s got some stiff competition for the list of New Wonders of the World, including Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Rome’s Colosseum, Agra’s Taj Mahal and Easter Island.

-Bruce Melendy



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