Friday, 9 March 2012

Wrought Iron today


These are the gates to the Royal Botanic Gardens when entering from the forecourt of the Sydney Opera House.

If you recall, last week I went to an exhibition at the foundry of Wrought-Artworks, down at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, the old Railway Loco-workshops. I showed you a video of their work, and in it Guido spoke about their commission to 'renovate' the wrought iron in these gates.


On Sunday, I deliberately entered the Botanic Gardens via this gate, not through the forecourt, but up and over the Tarpeian Way at the rear of Government House. It is a glorious walk. And lo and behold, the workmanship in these gates is a joy! The little red 'engine' is a free service to move visitors around the Botanic Gardens. The water in the final shot is Sydney Harbour, specifically Farm Cove. There can be few better walks in Sydney than from these gates around to Mrs Macquries's Chair at the tip of The Domain.

This is my contribution to the Skywatch Friday Community.

25 comments:

tallahasseepics said...

Wow, great shots!

JM said...

Beautiful iron works! First time I see the Opera House from that angle. Well done, Julie.

P.S. Do you remember on which blog you read about the Oryx hunting in Texas? I would like to check it too. Thank you.

Caroline said...

They just dont do things the way they used to nowadays! Lovely images.

Jim said...

The Opera House through the lacework is inspirational. Never thought about trying that. I also really like the one with the sky as a backdrop but they're all good.

Steffe said...

I agree, some really fine wrought iron work here.

Halcyon said...

Some very nice fences here today. I love wrought iron.

Rae Walter said...

Beautiful captures of this work Julie and especially shows how it really is worthwhile to take time to really look at what we have around us. Wonderful craftmanship.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The first shot is inspirational Julie, what a brilliant idea to show off the restored wrought iron gates with the iconic Opera House in the background, fabulous!

Lesley said...

Very nice.I learned about the Tarpeian Way from Jim (last week?)! It is enviable that you have so much going on in your waterfront.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Love those gates, especially the pointy bits at the top after watching the video from your earlier post. Thanks for going that extra step and showing us them in situ.

Steffi said...

Great shots,Julie!My favourite photos is your first photo!What a view!Have a nice weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I really like that first photo! (well, I like them all, but the first one especially.)

HansHB said...

Great shots from a nice place! Sydney Opera House is so special!
I wish you a Happy Friday!

Carver said...

Beautiful shots. I like wrought iron and you captured it here so well.

Emille said...

Love cast-iron "anything!" But these gates are all very beautiful and skillful artisans work. Can't choose between you first big pic and the left one of the mosaic! Thanks for sharing!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good and nice photos.

Regards and best wishes

Karen said...

Love the view of the opera house through the gate. Splendid!

Jilly said...

That's an original view of the opera house. Superb! And so much beautiful wrought iron.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

That is wonderfull creative and lovely!!!

Tanya said...

you had me at wrought iron!

slim said...

Unique view of SOH. Looks like a beautiful day for a walk and what gorgeous craftsmanship in that ironwork.

Gemma Wiseman said...

The wrought iron is an intriguing design! Beautiful perspectives in these photos! And didn't know that a little red engine chugged around the gardens! When I lived in Sydney, the only option was to walk the gardens!

diane b said...

Nice shot through the gates and yes it is a beautiful walk. My last post is on Government House and a snap of the gates at the entrance, which are rather special too.

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos!

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