Inside #StJohnsToorak, nave completed 1860, designed by #WilliamWardell, and its kind of small and intimate, and rather dim - had to brighten up all the pics ! Only has small highlight windows and very low aisles. Found a 19thC photo of the interior (very rare), showing great Gothic style brass chandelier things, possibly gaslit, which … Continue reading St Johns Toorak, great Louis Williams additions to Wardell’s only Anglican Church.
In the #IanPotterMuseumofArt at #MelbourneUniversity you’ll see all that’s left of the first #WilsonHallMelbourneUniversity, a great #GothicRevival edifice built in 1878-82 and mostly destroyed by fire in 1952. My closeup is of #Ceres (the Goddess of fecundity), and #Prometheus (who brought down the Divine Fire to man, this time as a female figure). Love the … Continue reading Napier Waller Wilson Hall stained glass, 1935
#LostMelbourne (well, there's bits left) #ClivedenMansion was built 1887-88, designed by #WilliamWardell for ‘Australia’s only Baronet’ Sir William Clarke, with the usual 20 bedrooms, ballroom, and craftsmen brought out from Italy to do the marble and stuff. In 1909 became luxury flats with an added floor, then dem in 1968 for Melbourne’s first #HiltonHotel, a … Continue reading Cliveden Mansion