Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House is surely one of the most iconic buildings in par with the Eiffel Tower. For our first trip in Australia I select Sydney as our first landing point not to miss it.

If you stay close to Circular Quay the building is always in view.

I am not going to copy wikipedia but quickly the building was the work of danish architect  Jørn Utzon and was opened in 1973.

If you walk around the Rocks market during the week end you can see some vintage shots of the construction which are quite interesting.

We took the tour to visit the building which I highly recommend, but be warned, I find it pricey at 34$ per adult.

On top of having a guide that tells you the story of the building and describe its architecture, you can see some of the show rooms and inner pieces or architecture.

Definitely one of the nicest views is from Harbor Bridge.

M262-90mmF2.8

All shots with the Leica M262 and M6 for the Black and White picture.

Sydney Opera House

Bonne année / Happy new year 2011

Sunset on Vembanad Lake - Kerala - India

Entre Noel et jour de l’an sur le Lac Vembanad, dans le Kerala en Inde

Between Xmas and New Year’s day on the Vembanad lake, in Kerala, India.

Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikkor 80-200 F2.8 D @ 80 mm ISO200 1/2000 F4
Retouches: Lightroom 3

Bonne année / Happy new year 2011