Friday, September 23, 2011

Built on Gold

Dear V(isitor) .. this is the building at the corner of Collins and Queen Street.  It comes from a different
era than today's structures.  Do they even build arched windows these days?  Although I do not know
the history of this building I'll bet it was funded from the Victorian gold rush  ... Cheers J.

6 comments:

  1. Close up like this Joe, it really does look like something from another time, it's rather fantastic in all it's detailed arches, square and rectangle windows, I think it almost looks a little 'Gothic', really amazing take on this one.

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  2. No, they don't build them like that anymore. :(

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  3. I do like all the arches. They appear very complex. The image is 'busy'. What sort of stone is the building constructed from: faced sandstone?

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  4. I think you are right Julie. It looks like faced sandstone. I will have a closer inspection next time I pass it by.

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  5. How grand! as beautiful as wealth and skill could make it - I kove those arches!

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