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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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Thanks Eoghan. We really enjoyed the tour. It was very informative and very interesting. I would... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2016
swbaxter2016
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Sydney, Australia
Eyes wide open

Eoghan Lewis combines history, aesthetics and good yarns to weave a multi layered impression of... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2016
Charles S
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Sydney
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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 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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Reviewed 10 April 2016

Perfect Sydney autumnal morning for the Utzon tour and "she" (the Opera House) was sparkling in all her glory, matched only by Eoghan Lewis' glittering commentary. Passionate, inspiring and intelligent - clearly Lewis loves his subject and the breadth and depth of his knowledge is...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2016

Wow! Thanks so much Stephanie. Eoghan

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Reviewed 31 March 2016

What an incredible way to spend a sunny Sydney afternoon. We chose the SAW Bike Tour 2 which covered the Surrey Hills side of the city. A beautiful bite to eat before the tour at the Pit Stop cafe where we also hired our bikes…then...More

Thank Michael F
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2016

Thanks so much for your generous comments mavmetropolis. That tour was actually 3.5 hours long so it must have REALLY flown by! ;-) Eoghan

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Reviewed 12 February 2016

On Wednesday (10 February) we joined the two and a half hour SAW3 Harbourings walking tour which covered the Circular Quay area, the Rocks and Walsh Bay. This tour is not a dry discussion about the architectural characteristics of buildings in the various areas. Instead...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

We went on the SAW1 city walk yesterday and loved it! It was so informative, interactive and full of details. You can feel the passion of these guys for urban design. Sydney looks so different now to me.

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Reviewed 1 February 2016

This was really interesting. It was a very thorough explanantion about Jorn Utzon and the Opra House. It covered all sorts of things, the history of the opera house project, the history and chronology of Jorn Utzon and what may happen in the future. It...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2016

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Tess13.

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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

We were on the SAW1 tour the morning of the tornado. Luckily it did not hit the CBD. Despite the wet and wind we had a fascinating tour of a wide variety of buildings. Don't think of this as a way to see the usual...More

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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Thanks for your review Lara. Really appreciated.

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Reviewed 28 January 2016

The SAW 1 City tour of Sydney is the perfect way to learn some of the fascinating history of this city, appreciate buildings that you may walk by every day and love the beauty of its modern architecture. Eoghan combines deep knowledge with great presentation,...More

Thank Annie M
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hi Annie. Thanks for taking the time to review us. It's really appreciated.

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