This week’s Travel Thursday post is the second Love Is In Da Blog post. The prompt is a building you love. I have put a lot of thought into this one and have decided on the Sydney Opera House. There are several reasons that I chose this particular building.
My mom spent her childhood in Australia, so it being an internationally recognized symbol of Australia it brings back many fond memories of her childhood.
My grandfather helped build it. When they moved to Australia, one of his early jobs was as one of the construction crew members. He is very sentimental about this, and he is not openly sentimental about many things. Ever since I can remember, my grandparents have had several photos of the opera house hanging in their living room.
Taking reasons 1 and 2 into consideration Australia has always been a place I have wanted to visit. I would love to be able to go with my mom and accompany her to experience it as an adult; go to places that she remembers and see how much has changed. Australia is a beautiful country and my family having lived there makes it special and more endearing to me.
The more I thought about the prompt, the more this building seemed like the perfect fit. For me it is a symbol of great times for the generations that came before me and have such loving memories of their time as a young family in a beautiful country. I hope to be able to take a picture with my family there one day. Until then, I share with you the picture of this unique building that was taken by a new friend of mine that was kind enough to let me share it with you.
Photo credit: Kim of Ramblings of K
What is your favorite building? Why? Does it bring back memories? Is it a building you’ve been to or one you want to see one day?