Original post 15 February 2017:
The Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne’s most self consciously ancient world classical monument. #Parthenon plus #mausoleumofhalicarnassus. #HudsonandWardrop, competition 1923, not complete until 1934.
Original post 24 June 2018:
ShrineofRembrance, 1927-34, #HudsonandWardrop, chamber- seen this photo so often always thought they were on a special day or special lighting, but that’s exactly what it looks like (it’s a strong light above a fake #skylight). The inside of an outside stepped pyramidal top that’s based on the #MausaleumofHarlicanassus, even though no one knows exact what it looked like. There a great coffered ceiling in the room below, suitably sepulchral, though the antique painted finishes remind me of 1920s cinemas.