dimanche 25 mars 2012

Sydney Rediscovered - Architecture

Sydney is relatively young in comparison to European cities.  It has a mixture of both old and modern architecture (Sydney Rediscovered - Sydney Harbour). We were fortunate to exchange our home for a lovely place in the inner suburb of Erskineville, neighbouring Newtown, with its eclectic mix of shops. (Sydney Rediscovered - Playing the Tourist)

Inner suburban homes
Our home exchange on left

City of Parramatta Town Hall
 The Parramatta Town Hall built in the Victorian Free Classical style was built between 1881 and 1883.
Department of Education building
The New South Wales (NSW) Education Building occupies an entire city block, bounded by Bridge, Loftus, Bent and Young Streets and Farrer Place in central Sydney. It is an important example of the Edwardian architecture during the period 1915 to 1930.
Contrast of the old and new
General Post Office, N° 1 Martin Place

With its Italian renaissance architcture the General Post Office in Martin Place was constructed in stages from 1866-91. It is the most notable work in the city by colonial architect James Barnet. The Post Office now retains a relatively small presence at the site with it now being used for cafés, bars and restaurants.

Waiting by J. Seward Johnson Jr (grandson of co-founder of Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical company) at Australia Square 
Customs House, Circular Quay
Customs House is conveniently located at Circular Quay. It has a café and restaurant. A enormous model of the city centre is showcased under the glass of the ground floor. Definitely worthwhile visiting. You can also read newspapers, browse information about visiting Sydney and access free wi-fi.
Australia Square, 264 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
City of Parramatta Town Hall, 182 Church Street Parramatta NSW 2150

Customs House, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay, Sydney NSW 2000
Department of Education Building, 35-39 Bridge Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

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