Friday, 17 June 2011

La Patine du grunge - Taylor Square


If you recall, on Tuesday I featured a terrace in Paddington which had an interesting patina to the paintwork. Here is another, more extreme, example. This bar plus hair and beauty parlor, is on Taylor Square which is at the top of Oxford Street. On the left, out of sight, is the Supreme Court of NSW.


What do you think of the masonry and paint work? I really like it, but can understand that it might not be everyone's cup-of-tea. There has certainly been a lot of thought, time and effort gone into the design and implementation of the patina.

14 comments:

Rae Walter said...

Really like it Julie and your photos show the building off beautifully

Kay L. Davies said...

Great photos, Julie. I wonder how they do that to the bricks. Inquiring minds, you know.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

lizziviggi said...

I love it! My own post today features a building with plenty of patina, although it was brought about the old-fashioned way-- time and weather.

JM said...

The composition on top is fantastic, Julie! And I really love the contrast to the old and beautiful brick wall. Also like the name: Coco Cubano! :-)

Dianne said...

Hi Julie I like your photo! but the patina on the building I'm not so.. in love with it. Generally age results in a softening of colours that enhances but to me this appears to be more blotchy than soft weathered!!

Ann said...

Something else I've seen many times but never really looked at (or is it looked at but never really seen).

Julie said...

Diane - I think it is meant to reflect 'urban grunge' rather than anything more sophisticated.

Bob Crowe said...

Interesting idea. Some day I might enjoy a gin and tonic while having my hair cut. Just from the photos I can't quite understand what was done to the brickwork.

Julie said...

Me neither, Bob, but I am thinking of it along the lines of 'building as installation art'. Like a modern hair cut: they have roughened the edges; chipped and gouged; applied various layers of paint of varying consistency. Then tossed dirt over sections. Intersectional Jackson Pollock ...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's a busy building Julie, from the Apple iPad at the top, through the hair salon and down to the cafe. It's all going on!! The energy and hustle and bustle in these shots is fantastic.

J Bar said...

I was unsure of it when I first saw this effect but I've grown to really like it. It's somethng different to what you usually see.

Joan Elizabeth said...

erk .. I don't like it at all.

Gunn said...

Well, I like it!:)

Julie said...

Thank you, Gunn. Moi aussi!