The Chanonry and Victor Horsley, Paris End.

Original post 20 May 2020

Photos 20 Sept 2019

A fine pair of buildings at the east end of #CollinsStreet, part of the reason it’s called the ‘#ParisEnd’. This photo is from last Sept, they’re normally obscured by #trees. The left is #TheChanonry, 1912, by #BatesPeeblesAndSmart, exactly when they were doing the State Library dome, which is more classical and restrained than this charming #EdwardianBaroque design, executed with flattened and stylised details. I like the lions heads dripping long wreaths particularly. Next door #VictorHorsleyChambers was built a decade later, almost Georgian in character, and nice that #BlackettAndForster lined up the cornice with the earlier building.

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