Aug 022014

For this week’s challenge, share with us your own take on zigging and zagging. It can be a winding path, the Herringbone pattern on your coat, a scar: any jagged line that tells a story. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. The Sydney Opera House with its Roof Tiles is zigzag in architecture. More photos of the Sydney Opera House you can see here!


Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House



  21 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Zigzag”

  1. Wonderful. Australia would have been cool to visit. Unfortunately it’s very far away..

    • Thank you Cardinal, that’s what all European say. But guess what for us Europe is in the exact same distance and all our friends over there think we should visit them every second year or so. 🙂 (I’m Swiss)

  2. Besonders die Fassade ist ganz klasse!
    LG, Petra

  3. Definitely good examples of zigzag. We hope to see this some time at the end of next year.


  4. So there you are, living in my home town, and posting a photo from what is now my home ! Is this cool, or what ?! 😀

    • Thank you M-R. You are from WA and living now in Sydney? This is zigzag. 🙂 You are so lucky to call this beautiful building your home. Just don’t get too much disturbed if it gets crowded. 😀

  5. never knew the opera house had such a zig zag pattern to the roof – great image.

    • Thank you Daniel. Yes it’s amazing how they tiled the roof with this special tiles. There is quite a history behind it.

  6. Perfect photos for the challenge! Really like the first photo, the tile pattern says it all! Still have to find or capture photos for this challenge 😉 This week challenge is too challenging for me 😀

    • Thank you Indah, I’m pretty sure there is a fish or island or the LBO with some zigzag 🙂 You have only too many photos 🙂 I thought the same when I first saw the theme.

      • 😀 😀 that’s brilliant idea Erwin..Thank you! I will check the fishes photos…I though I have one or two but not really sure if I managed capture the zig-zaging movement 😀

        • Don’t worry Indah on the photos they never move. 😀 You can use Photoshop and distort it with a bit of wrap to make it zigzag. 😀 Or the teeth of a shark are a real zigzag. 🙂

  7. Incredible shots and perfect for this week’s challenge. I never thought of the Opera House as zigging and zagging, now you make me see it in a different light. When I went to the Opera House a few years back, I didn’t notice those tiles on the roof…ugh, i wish I did 😀 On my visit to this tourist attraction back then, I remember feeling not very impressed with it. I don’t know why. All I remember of the Opera House was that it was very run-down. Maybe I need to revisit it.

    • Thank you very much Mabel. I had the same first impression in 1997 when I have seen the Opera House the first time in real. I was disappointed, maybe the expectation because of all this photos was to high. At my second visit ten years later we had a great guided tour. There I was only disappointed from the size of the opera itself, but very impressed of the concert hall and the rest of the architecture. Maybe you have to revisit it or see an event in it.

      • You are right. It’s probably all the glitzy photos – and New Year fireworks images and videos – of the Opera House that we see, giving us the impression the structure is something very grand, polished and gigantic in size. In reality when I saw it with my own eyes, it seemed quite small.

        I do hope to visit it again someday, and like you do a guided tour of it. Need to see it from a different perspective.

  8. This must be one of the most photographed attractions in the world — but your is the eye opener~!

    Up close and personal, I like that. Must be sheer hell for tired seagulls …

    • You are right Argus, it’s an icon so many times photographed from far, but getting close there are so many details. The roof as main attraction, is only one of it and this special tiling would deserve much more recognition. Thank you for visiting and your comment.

  9. I just got back from Australia and found many zig zags there as well 🙂 great photo on top

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