Friday, 15 October 2010

Victoria Barracks


Victoria Barracks is an active army barracks in the heart of the city of Sydney. It is listed by the National Trust. The barracks and its sandstone wall enclosure was commenced in 1840 and replaced the original barracks for the colony which were on the site of Wynyard Station.

Victoria Barracks is open for guided tours each Thursday from 10am.

12 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

Still in use since the 19th century? Super. In Canada they'd have knocked it down and put up a skyscraper. Oh, okay, unfair to Canada in general. "In some places..." is better.

Very interesting photo, Julie.

Kay, Alberta

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The angle combined with the band of columns makes for a very interesting photo. The roof's shadow almost makes the top floor of columns look like pencil points.
Nice!

Francisca said...

I like the lines, Julie.

diane said...

Great light and perspective.

Jouir la vie said...

At first I thougt it looks like a gate about an river. But as barrack it is interesting, and in a city it's certanly good motive...

Servus and so long
Kvelli

J Bar said...

Terrific angle.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Bruce Caspersonn said...

You jumped up well to take this photo.

Vicki said...

It has the feel of an optical illusion about it. Magic!

Ann said...

Great angle.

järnebrand said...

What a gorgeous photo! I love it. Beautiful. /Jo.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a great shot ... looks like a reflection.

magicpolaroid said...

shadow and architecture are amazing!