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Sydney Architecture Walks

| Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Outstanding!

An absolutely remarkable walk with Utzon. I felt like being taken on a ride through a proof of a... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
jstomczyk
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Sydney, Australia
Utzon explained!

On an icy Autumn day Eoghan led us on the Utzon walk - a wonderful experience with the weather NO... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Gillian S
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We are architects and we want to share Sydney with you. We organise intimate walking and bicycle tours that are open to the general public. We also arrange private / customised architectural tours and itineraries on request. Taking the form of a series of urban provocations, our conversations are straightforward and jargon-free exercises in story telling. Aimed at the expert-enthusiast, we want you to understand the 'why' of the city whilst exploring the most provocative and daring projects Sydney houses; works of architecture, public art and landscape that inspire and delight but also projects that reveal something of Sydney's grimy pulse. We are interested in ideas and in the drivers of city; the vibrant network of invisible forces - political, cultural, economic and environmental that give the city form. Get stung by architecture. Sydney will never look the same again. Promise!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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| Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Museum of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

An absolutely remarkable walk with Utzon. I felt like being taken on a ride through a proof of a beautiful theorem. Thanks! Disclaimer - I am mathematician by trade.

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017
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Thankyou jstomczyk.

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

On an icy Autumn day Eoghan led us on the Utzon walk - a wonderful experience with the weather NO deterrent. I now have a greater understanding of our Opera House right from its inception - and even an appreciation of the part I wasn't...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thanks so much Gillian.

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

It is more a standing than walking experience as the tour only covers about three city blocks, with a very knowledgeable guide (a trained architect) giving information about the history, topgraphy, geography and geology of Sydney and the effects it has on the architecture. Fascinating...More

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Eoghan L, General Manager at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thanks Kyzyk for your review.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was a great way to explore Sydney. The tour guide was smart, helpful, and engaging. I highly recommend going on one of these walks!

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thankyou Marie.

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Reviewed 31 May 2016

I've been on three of these walks and I've learned so much about my home city! The tour guide gave me really in-depth and yet broad information, so I have a much better understanding of why the city is how it is. The style is...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2017

Thankyou Mark. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

I think this trip is very suitable to those who are very interested in Sydney contemporary architecture as well as architectural students or architects who want to know about Sydney better. Eoghan is very knowledgable and his explanation is very vivid. He is very kind...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2016

A remarkable telling of the Sydney Opera House story: the rare competition and the rescued sketch that won it, the architectural inspiration, the language of the building and the engineering challenge, the prototypes and details, the dramatic sequence of the building's spaces, the Picasso mural...More

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Reviewed 20 May 2016

Thanks Eoghan. We really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative and very interesting. I would recommend it to my friends. Thanks Scott.

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thanks Scott

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Reviewed 2 May 2016

Eoghan Lewis combines history, aesthetics and good yarns to weave a multi layered impression of some of the key buildings of Sydney and how they underlie the fabric of the city. My city was illuminated and I learnt more in 2 hours than I knew...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Charles - thankyou!

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Reviewed 28 April 2016

Eoghan is an inspirational and engaging speaker - able to communicate his passion for architecture and the social, cultural, and environmental history of the city he so obviously loves. Utzon's Sydney Opera House design is an underlying thread of the Tour and it is impossible...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2016

Suellen47 - thankyou!

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