Friday, 22 May 2009

Blending of generations


Petersham Hill curved down to the streams of Darlington as they weaved their 1792 way down to what we now know as Blackwattle Bay. This is the parcel of land chosen by Lieutenant Philip Grose for his family estate in the early days of European settlement. This is the curvature echoed by the ceiling of the Law Library beneath.

Beyond, like a behemoth, rises the sandstone facade of the 1889 Anderson Stuart Building - the original home of the Faculty of Medicine. In an endeavour to placate, and as a symbol of obeisance, the self-regulating wooden blinds of the Sydney Law School reflect the beauty of the colours of the earth.

8 comments:

Jacob said...

Striking. Magnificent!

PJ said...

You've done something with colors here, J. They're all in my patlette which makes them all the sweeter.

That is the chicken said...

Both of these are stunning compositions again...the two figures travelling in different directions and the wonderful colours and complex reflections in the second shot. Wonderful.

Hilda said...

That's a fascinating roof and the wooden shutters in such a modern glass building is also beautiful.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow, you really did have a great time capturing this building. I think you have a real feel for finding the special angle and light that makes the difference between a snapshot of a building and a work of art.

brattcat said...

In the first photo you make those dramatic horizontals of the steps really take the viewer up to the crowning upper levels of that fabulous building. In the second you challenge us to question depth and perception. Each of these is a little gem, Julie

Lois said...

Both shots are very nice, but that second one is just stunning!

JM said...

Two more fantastic compositions! Love both!