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.