Thursday, 11 June 2009

Bookending a day in Glebe

From the corner of Catherine Street & Westmoreland Street, Glebe
Both feature photographs were taken during the first week of winter: the top photo taken at 5:30pm and the bottom photo taken at 7:30am. The small cottages shown here are typical of the housing in the section of Glebe closer to Parramatta Road, whereas the housing down toward the harbour is much grander in scope.
In 1790 the first Governor of NSW - Captain Arthur Phillip - granted the Reverend Richard Johnson 400 acres of land for the Church of England and "The Glebe" was formed. Originally a working-class suburb close to the inner-city, Glebe has become gentrified due to the proximity of acadaemia in the form of The University of Sydney.

10 comments:

brattcat said...

These bookends are wonderful. The sunset shot captures that building in a veil of golden light and the sunrise has that exquisite church (?) floating out of the mist. So dramatic. I also loved looking at the details of the cottages.

Jacob said...

Both photos are very striking ... nice work, Julie!

Ann said...

The second one looks like somewhere in Europe. YOu've really captured the light well in both.

Joan Elizabeth said...

The light in the top one looks like an early colonial painting. That time of night is wonderful for photography.

Julie said...

Yes, John Glover's stuff around Hobart. I am going to see what I can replicate when I am down there at the end of September.

Tash said...

the bookends are magical, just magical

freefalling said...

Oh that first photo is a beaut.

Very Constable-esque or is it Turner-esque - I always get them mixed up.

Shaun said...

I really like the first photo... beautiful colours

Lois said...

I love the light in that first shot. The misty one looks like something out of a fairy tale!

AB said...

Great tones in the first shot