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Sydney Opera House

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Sydney Opera House. Opened in 1973, the Sydney Opera house has become one of the world's most iconic and photographed buildings

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B: Sydney Opera House

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 50 meters away

Sydney Opera House

C: The Sydney Opera House

by Daniel Payne, 50 meters away

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The Sydney Opera House

D: Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 60 meters away

Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge

E: Sydney Opera House at Night

by Roy Zipstein, 60 meters away

The Sydney Opera House at dusk, with a good view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sydney Opera House at Night

F: Sydney Harbour Brisge from the Opera House

by Adrian Whitcombe, 70 meters away

Taken on a recent trip to Australia, this shows the Sydney Harbour Bridge viewed from the Opera House.

Sydney Harbour Brisge from the Opera House

H: Circular Quay Sydney Australia

by Marcus Mawby, 70 meters away

Circular Quay is a location in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is located on the northern edge...

Circular Quay Sydney Australia

I: Pier Near Sydney Opera House

by Jedsada Puangsaichai, 70 meters away

Pier Near Sydney Opera House

J: One Side of Sydney Opera House

by ZZ, 70 meters away

One Side of Sydney Opera House

This panorama was taken in Australia

This is an overview of Australia

There are no kangaroos in Austria.

We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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