Dear Auntie Mickey,
As you can see in the picture, The
Sydney Opera House is a whole formed
out of two differentiated parts: the podium
and the shells. Jorn Utzon, who was the
architect, studied aerial photographs
of Greeks sites whilst preparing this project.
Two great "temples" and the small
restaurant pavilion, seen in the foreground,
like Nike Apteros in Athens stands to take
in the procession of visitors. As far as the
podium goes, the creation of an horizontal
plane is essential in any system intended to
organize human activities and has wider
significance than that of purely functional.
Enjoy your trip to Australia!