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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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The Track -from Circular Quay to Town Hall

Thanks Eoghan for the wonderful well informed tour which I thoroughly enjoyed. Glad that you have... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2017
kooiying2018
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Sydney, Australia
Colourful stories about urban spaces

Eoghan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, telling the cultural and political backstories... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
Katherine 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
Central Business District
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Thanks Eoghan for the wonderful well informed tour which I thoroughly enjoyed. Glad that you have included The Track and look forward to more or longer tracks within the CBD. Indeed a well spent Saturday afternoon. I love how Eoghan described the impact of the...More

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Eoghan was an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, telling the cultural and political backstories to how contemporary urban places had come to be. I really loved seeing the Central Park precinct including Spice Alley. I recommend SAW for architects, urbanists and anyone interested in cities and...More

Thank Katherine S
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks Katherine. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

thank you Eogha, for the most interesting tour of an architecture icon I have ever attended. Not withstanding that the Opera House is such an icon in the Australian consciousness, it was your wealth of knowledge and your passion that I remember most. The storytelling...More

Thank Daniela S
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

It really is such cracker that building; the deeper you dig the more you find. Thanks for your review Daniela.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The tour is amazing. The guide is very knowledgeable. We explore the area around the Central Station. We get to discover brilliant architecture and hear some interesting stories and facts behind the buildings. Highly recommended!

Thank Yue C
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks Yue. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 15 May 2017

Eoghan genuine love of history, place and architecture is beautifully entwined into stories that are far greater then the some of their parts. Communicating the layered and often tumultuous history behind Sydney’s built environment was seamlessly done through series of stories that resonate well beyond...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you! Was great to meet you.

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Reviewed 21 February 2017

We've just had a wonderful Saturday morning bike ride (very easy and safe) from Redfern down to Darling Harbour and back. What a treat it was. Sydney now has some really vibrant and exciting areas where architects are doing some fabulous things, and Eoghan is...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

I have lived in Sydney for years and thought I knew a lot about the Opera House... but I didn't. The tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, interesting and passionate about Utzon and his creation. The perspective on the people and the times was most fascinating...More

Thank Phil M
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thanks Phil.

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Reviewed 16 January 2017

This tour, led by Eoghan Lewis who is both entertaining and informative, gave me a fascinating insight into the work of Utzon, his concepts and inspirations for the Sydney Opera House. Having lived through the period of history when the Opera House was being built...More

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

Thankyou!

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Reviewed 15 December 2016

What an outstanding tour, informative and enjoyable in equal measure. We took the Utzon tour on a Saturday morning. There were only six of us and Eoghan, an unlikely mix of guide, architect and raconteur, kept us enthralled throughout. Three hours flew by. We learnt...More

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

Thanks so much for the review Sacha.

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Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was one of the best tours I've ever been on. The guide [Oeghan Lewis] is an architect that is clearly passionate about the subject matter and that also made us excited about it. It was well-structured, funny, informative, fascinating and heartbreaking (no spoiler's here)....More

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

Thankyou!

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