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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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Utzon walk

Learning more about this outstanding architect and the debacle that led to him leaving Australia... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2016
Robbie S
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Sydney, Australia
Fascinating, educational, personal - thumbs up for this tour!

We joined Eoghan for his Modern Architectural Tour. What an amazingly informative and engaging... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
RowenaofCroydonPark
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Sydney, Australia
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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 11 January 2016

Learning more about this outstanding architect and the debacle that led to him leaving Australia was one of the most interesting experiences I've had for a very long time. I'm a regular attendee at the Opera House, but will be so much more aware when...More

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

Hi Robbie. Really glad you enjoyed the Utzon tour - thanks so much for writing a review.

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Reviewed 4 January 2016

We joined Eoghan for his Modern Architectural Tour. What an amazingly informative and engaging guide. We heard the stories behind the buildings and learnt about the architects who were commissioned to design the buildings on our route. From building materials to architectural influences; from ideas...More

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

Hi Rowena. Thanks for your great review. Really appreciated.

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

Eoghan is a well-informed guide and his excitement for this city and its stories is both compelling and contagious. Sydney is a spectacular, glittering, harbour city – it sells itself. The SAW tours deepen this experience by making the city seem more familiar and welcoming,...More

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

Hi Rebecca. We love it when locals come on our tours - the conversation can be a little more nuanced. Really glad you enjoyed the tour and thanks for writing a review.

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Reviewed 1 December 2015

If you really want to get to know Sydney take one of these tours. Great for both tourists and locals, you will discover another side of Sydney no matter how well you thought you may have known it before. I was lucky enough to take...More

2  Thank M_Searle83
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Really enjoyed reading your review M_Searle83. Thankyou - and well done for surviving the six-hour architour-a-thon. Eoghan & Ben

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Reviewed 26 November 2015

Will recommend this tour to my family & friends. Was great to learn the interesting, historical facts & Im sure people from all walks of life, not only architects, will enjoy this tour.

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

Hi Mahita. Thanks for your review - really appreciated.

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Reviewed 24 November 2015

I went on the SAW 3 - Harbourings tour and loved it. As a visitor who knows very little about Sydney, it was a great introduction. A little bit of history, culture, and context using architecture and public spaces as a way to prompt the...More

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

The most informative and enthralling guided tour I think I've ever been on. Eoghan's knowledge of, and passion for, the work of Utzon on the Opera House, together with his natural ability to tell a good story, kept us totally engaged for almost 4 hours....More

2  Thank Anne P
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hi Anne. Thanks for your super-generous review. I'm humbled. It really is Sydney's great story; our own little Greek myth full or tragedy and triumph in equal measure. Hope to see you on another tour one day. Cheers from Eoghan, Hugo and Ben.

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

Step by Step, we learned the details of Utzon's influences and how these were put into play. Eoghan Lewis's passion and information was riveting. The attention to detail of the social, cultural and political situation makes this Tour stand out. Can't wait to do another.

1  Thank jayemgee65
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Eoghan L, Owner at Sydney Architecture Walks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hi jayemgee65. You nailed what we're on about. Understanding contemporary architecture and the city within its "social, cultural and political" context. Thanks so much for writing a review. Really appreciated.

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Reviewed 23 October 2015

We know this city pretty well, but the SAW Three Suburbs: Central tour was a great morning that showed us some new things (not to mention an alternate way to "arrive" at the sparkling gem of a harbour. The start is at a relaxed and...More

1  Thank Sasch M
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

An extremely interesting and informative tour through the Western side of the city, (Chippendale, Redfern, Ultimo and all the way to Darling Harbour) passing the new architectural landmarks and seeing the adaptation of the old. A great way to learn more about Sydney even as...More

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