St Kilda Boer War Memorial – Art Nouveau by the beach.

#BoerWar Memorial, #AlfredSquare, #StKilda, 1905; designed by #ArthurPeck, though its assumed that it’s probably also/mostly #RobertHaddon, who consulted a lot, and was almost the only architect in Victoria to fully embrace #ArtNouveau, and this has all the sinuous lines and vegetal motifs of that style. Also, it’s green, so green. No idea if it’s meant to represent something, like an #obelisk ? A #cenotaph ? And don’t know what the shields supported on those iron structure are exactly. It’s great though. Also just revealed again after being behind a lined box for a month – I assume to fix the rather cracked tiles, but they look the same ! Maybe shinier. And last time I posted it in 2015 it had a light on top…

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.