The Sydney Opera House and the amazing story of the French genius behind the design of the sails

We took this photo of one of the world’s most recognisable buildings during our one year backpacking journey in January 2000. Like most people I guess it never occurred to us how such a complex building had come about. In 2019 I read about the death of a man originally from France, Joseph Bertony, who carried out 30,000 manual calculations by hand to create the sails. Incredible! Most of us live very uneventful lives compared to this man and his story is a most interesting one, https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47880938. His story will fascinate you so it’s definitely worth a read.

Our links

Our Teemill shop site for our organic cotton T-shirts and bags, https://junagarh-media.teemill.com/.

My author page where you can discover more about my books, https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B07D3ZTQ1L.

This is our website for all our photography and my books, https://www.junagarhmedia.co.uk/.

We are also on Flickr, https://www.flickr.com/photos/21104365@N06/.

Author: paulpaddington

Author of books for children. Eight published so far and working on several others.

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