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View Poll Results: Lotus Temple Vs. Opera House, which has better architecture
Lotus Temple 56 44.80%
Opera House 56 44.80%
Tie 13 10.40%
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Old May 16th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #1
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Lotus Temple, New Delhi Vs. Sydney Opera House

I find these two architectural marvels extremely comparable.. what do you people think.. which one is better?


LOTUS TEMPLE, NEW DELHI
In the heart of New Delhi, the bustling capital of India, a lotus-shaped outline has etched itself on the consciousness of the city's inhabitants, capturing their imagination, fuelling their curiosity, and revolutionising the concept of worship. This is the Bahá'í Mashriqu'l-Adhkar, better known as the "Lotus Temple". With the dawning of every new day, an ever-rising tide of visitors surges to its doorsteps to savour its beauty and bask in its serenely spiritual atmosphere.

Since its dedication to public worship in December 1986, this Mother Temple of the Indian sub-continent has seen millions of people cross its threshold, making it one of the most visited edifices in India. From its high-perched pedestal, this 'Lotus' casts its benevolent glance over vast green lawns and avenues covering an expanse of 26 acres of land. Its soothingly quiet Prayer Hall and tranquil surroundings have touched the hearts of the Temple's numerous visitors, awakening in them a desire to trace its inspirational source and capture a bit of its peace for themselves.



SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

The Sydney Opera House is the busiest performing arts centre in the world. Since its opening in 1973, it has brought countless hours of entertainment to millions of people and has continued to attract the best in world class talent year after year.

Even today, many visitors are surprised to find that the Sydney Opera House is really a complex of theatres and halls all linked together beneath its famous shells.

In an average year, the Sydney Opera House presents theatre, musicals, opera, contemporary dance, ballet, every form of music from symphony concerts to jazz as well as exhibitions and films. It averages around 3,000 events each year with audiences totaling up to two million. In addition, approximately 200,000 people take a guided tour of the complex each year. The Opera House operates 24 hours a day, every day of the year except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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Old May 22nd, 2005, 12:09 PM   #2
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Old May 22nd, 2005, 12:43 PM   #3
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bahai temple. it has more character
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Old May 25th, 2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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Sydney Opera House. The origonal is superior to the imitation.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 04:32 PM   #5
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Both are good.
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Old May 26th, 2005, 04:36 PM   #6
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Sydney Opera House. The origonal is superior to the imitation.

What a dumb statement.

BTW, IMO both are cool.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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The lotus temple is as much an imitation of the opera house as the petronas towers are of the empire state building...
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Old May 28th, 2005, 09:27 PM   #8
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I love both,no matter who copied who.
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Old May 28th, 2005, 09:42 PM   #9
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In design and concept Lotus Temple by far.

Sydney opera house is nice but doesnt have the symbolism of the Lotus.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 09:13 AM   #10
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Old May 30th, 2005, 09:17 AM   #11
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Old May 30th, 2005, 10:45 AM   #12
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Absolutely baseless.

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Imitation?!? I dont think so!. Prove it that it is ACTUALLY an imitation. PROVE to everyone that we ACTUALLY decided to imitate the Opera house. Go ahead. Lets see what you can do.
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Old May 30th, 2005, 12:18 PM   #13
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they are both cool to me!!
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Old May 30th, 2005, 06:48 PM   #14
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I like the Sydney Opera House better .. but Lotus Temple also looks amazing
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I gave a "tie".

Both are gorgeous.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 03:23 AM   #16
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i like LOTUS TEMPLE
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Old June 1st, 2005, 05:34 AM   #17
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opera house is more iconic but lotus temple fascinates me.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 03:35 PM   #18
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Opera House by a country mile. . .

Lotus Temple looks tacky.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 03:51 AM   #20
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Sydney Opera House. The origonal is superior to the imitation.
Agree. The Bahai building is nice, but technologically and architecturally it relies on concepts that the Sydney Opera House pioneered.
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