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“Utzon walk”

Sydney Architecture Walks
Ranked #9 of 280 Outdoor Activities in Sydney
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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!
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 next I visit - what a gift that is. Eoghan was passionate and knowledgeable about this iconic building and the genius behind it. This tour is extremely worthwhile for locals as well as tourists to our wonderful city. I'll look forward to attending more SAW tours and recommend this tour unreservedly.

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 to grievances. Eoghan was a remarkable guide. His knowledge was deep and his passion for architecture was infectious.

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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, and in my case, more like My Sydney.

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 two tours as part of the Sydney Architecture Festival both Eoghan and Ben were immensely knowledgeable and were able to communicate their wealth of knowledge in a digestible way that was rewarding for everyone there, even those without design knowledge. The discussions spanned from Sydney's beginnings to the contemporary to it's future which revealed how Sydney city and it's architecture was shaped and will continue to be shaped by it's history, geography, politics and so much more.
As a Sydney local I was astonished at just how much more I could learn about this brilliant city and as someone who has done considerable travelling it would be the only way I would now look to try to see another city. To find all it's hidden secrets that you just would never otherwise discover.
That both the guides could keep everyone so engaged and eagerly grasping every insightful story as it came about with such passion and enthusiasm for over 6hrs (for both tours) was astonishing.
Now I just need to make the tough decision of which tour to do next time.

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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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