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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 April 20th, 2012, 04:16 PM   #61
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Wow the level of ignorance in this thread is staggering.

The Sydney Opera House is only known in the west? I'm confused then how my non-Western international friends from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Korea, China, Japan et al all make a beeline for the Opera House whenever they are in Sydney. Maybe they read about it on the flight over?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #63
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If the Sydney Opera House was completed to the original design and properly finished then it would be superior, however it wasn't. Therefore the Lotus Temple which sits in beautiful grounds and a lovely interior is better.
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Old April 26th, 2012, 12:52 PM   #64
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I haven't visited the Lotus Temple in person but I don't think its interiors look particularly amazing...

LOTUS TEMPLE

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OPERA HOUSE

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And the beautiful grounds don't come close to the Opera House's location

LOTUS TEMPLE

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Old April 28th, 2012, 11:48 AM   #65
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It doesn't look very appealing to me. Why did they put those cheap wooden benches into this structure? This is not a good combination.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 02:21 PM   #66
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It doesn't look very appealing to me. Why did they put those cheap wooden benches into this structure? This is not a good combination.
Because this not an opera house or theater rather it's a temple.Hence we don't need luxury inside a temple.
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Old April 28th, 2012, 03:09 PM   #67
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If you don't need luxury inside a temple, why invest so much money in the luxurious exterior?
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Old April 28th, 2012, 05:14 PM   #68
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Opera house looks like a mutant shellfish.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:14 AM   #69
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Honestly I am not going to argue which one is better. I like them both for different reasons.
But to those of you who think the Sydney Opera House is 'based off of nothing'
Sails
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It looks like sails. Like the ships in the bay. That is why the water side has bigger and more open arches. The air from the bay is 'forcing' them open.
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Old January 22nd, 2014, 03:23 AM   #70
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The Sydney Opera House. It was here first and the Lotus Temple just feels like an inferior, less attractive imitation. Opera House is a classier design and its interiors are light years better than the Temple.

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Old January 24th, 2014, 04:14 PM   #71
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I just feel that the Opera House is probably more recognizable than the Lotus temple and blends in perfectly with the city-scape of Sydney. It's a major part of what defines Sydney. It's location is perfect with one of the most famous photos you can take from the Royal Botanic Gardens; viewing the Sydney Harbour Bridge behind the Sydney Opera House with the serene blue waters of Sydney Harbour accompanying the scenery. All in all, I feel that the Sydney Opera House just is better functionally but even more so aesthetically (with mobus putting it as classier and interior-wise 'light years' better than the temple). Not saying that the Lotus Temple is bad but in my opinion just not up to par with the Sydney Opera House. Nonetheless, the Lotus Temple is quite a nice piece of architecture with its own distinctive cultural value as well :-).
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Old January 24th, 2014, 06:06 PM   #72
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Both are really nice
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