Original post 17 October 2019 It really is rather splendid, and I quite like the #brightyellow, it’s a bit #RegencyStyle, though it’s 1870, #CharlesWebbArchitect. It went to this from a more stone colour at some point around 2010, not sure, but years after the internal restoration by @lovellchen in 2002-4. It really stands out. The … Continue reading Royal Arcade, Charles Webb, 1870, restored 2004 (but not exactly)
Original post 1 July 2020 The Fourth Victoria Building (society) in #collinsstreet is a rebuild of an 1880s building by architect #RobertHaddon in #1912 adding two floors, and a new plain facade, which #RobinBoyd described as a ‘fairly wheezy’ first breath of functionalism in Melbourne, but really it’s a fairly direct influence of the #ViennaSecession, … Continue reading Fourth Victoria Building, Collins Street
First posted Instagram 3 Feb 2020 Went to the #TammieBrown show yesterday (hilarious) so of course snapped the #KeithHaringMural, which is looking fine. He painted it in 1984 on a side wall of what was then #CollingwoodTech, with the help of the students. Over time it became famous as the only public Haring in Oz … Continue reading Keith Haring mural Collingwood, 1984
The refurbished #QueensHall at the #StateLibraryVictoria looks amazing, all that delicate plaster detail highlighted by pale paint, and the fabbo #fishscale #skylights reinstated; hard to believe it’s been 16 years since it closed (why I’m not sure) and what a change from the 1970s green and cream scheme - looks like it might even be … Continue reading Queen Hall at the State Library looks lovely
Pleased to see the refurbished and reopened #QueensHall at the #StateLibraryVictoria has the original furniture! Which I now see are at least 3 different designs, but all nicely old, varnished and worn (with old graffiti). They used to be all in the middle, with book stacks on the sides- but there’s now far fewer shelves, … Continue reading Queens Hall at the State Library has some great old furniture, and lots of empty space.
#StJudesCarlton, one if the earliest #LombardicRomanesque (actually #GothicRevival) #polychromebrick designs by #JosephReedArchitect. It was a great statement by the Anglican community in the 1860s (built 1866-1870), though they didn’t have enough to finish the tower. The parish have just redone all the #tuckpointing and they’re going to build a new entrance at the back end, … Continue reading St Jude’s, Carlton