This week’s WordPress photo challenge is: Symbol, and these are my offerings.
I thought about symbols in my current location (Brisbane, Australia); in other places around the world I have lived in or visited. So many to choose from that are symbols of certain times of my life. Given that this is a photography blog, what better symbols to have than some icons of Sydney, Australia — all taken when I attended a sound and light festival in 2014 (the Vivid Festival).
The Harbour Bridge opened in 1932, and is nicknamed “The Coathanger” because of its arch-based design. It was the world’s widest long-span bridge, at 48.8 m (160 ft) wide, until construction of the new Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver was completed in 2012.
The Opera House (opened in 1973) has been identified as one of the 20th century’s most distinctive buildings and one of the most famous performing arts centres in the world. It became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.
Both of these buildings are iconic symbols of Australia.