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Water celebrations. Fifth Facade, The. 1973


Water celebrations. Fifth Facade, The. 1973


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Water celebrations. Fifth Facade, The. 1973

A colour image of ferries, naval ships and various water vessels on the harbour, for the Sydney Opera House opening ceremony in 1973. The Kirribilli shoreline can be seen in the background of the image

National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (Australia's Living Archive) is the custodian of over 3 million items that we collect and preserve for future generations

Media ID 12994508

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Architecture Art Boat Boats Clouds Crowds Festivals Flowers Harbours Water Balloons Kirribilli Streamers


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This print titled "Water Celebrations. Fifth Facade, The. 1973" takes us back to the grand opening ceremony of the Sydney Opera House in 1973. The image showcases a vibrant display of ferries, naval ships, and various water vessels adorning the harbour waters. As we gaze at this colourful snapshot, our eyes are drawn towards the Kirribilli shoreline in the background, adding a touch of serenity to the bustling scene. The atmosphere captured in this photograph is one of pure joy and excitement as crowds gather to witness this momentous occasion. Streamers fill the air, creating a festive ambiance that perfectly complements the architectural masterpiece that is the Sydney Opera House. Amidst fluffy clouds floating above and balloons soaring high, city and town views provide a stunning backdrop for this celebration on water. Vibrant flowers add pops of colour along with sparkling water sprays from passing police boats. Transportation becomes an integral part of this spectacle as boats gracefully navigate through waves while showcasing their elegance against such an iconic setting. Leo Elia/ Ian Adkins skillfully captures every detail in this image from National Film and Sound Archive's collection - allowing us to relive those magical moments when art merged with architecture on that historic day in 1973.

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