Monday, 23 November 2009

A breath of fresh air

Early morning, Burton Street, Darlinghurst

The Burton Street frontage of what is now the National Art School, but which began life in 1822 as the Darlinghurst Gaol. Being slightly flummoxed by the purpose of these vents, my over-active mind guesses the airing of the bodies of the 70 plus persons hung over the years. It could, of course, be an artistic assessment of the artworks produced by the students in the recent past. Surely, it is not something as prosaic as fumes from paints and thinners!

7 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Maybe trying to keep cool after the fearsome heat of the past couple of days ... love that morning light ... and ever so glad to you have you back on air again

Ann said...

Welcome back. Its been lonely without you.

diane said...

Glad to have you back. My BB reckons they are toilet exhausts.Next time you are wandering around Taylors Square maybe you could take a picture of what used to be the mental hospital there. It was called Reception House. My mum worked there in the 50's and 60's.
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Welcome back Sally. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post,as always you do the same.

brattcat said...

So good to see you pop up again. I don't really care what the purpose of these vents might be, I just love all that golden honey light.

AB said...

Interesting gold colour tones.s

ρομπερτ said...

It's now close to 04.15 in the morning and all of a sudden not so cold anymore - thank you. A wonderful Wednesday for you.