... an eye to the plain, pragmatic past, rather than the showy, charismatic present ...
Friday, 11 May 2012
This bay window is atop the rise of Bourke Street, just down from Taylor Square and adjacent to the newly refurbished Beresford Hotel. The motif, here, strikes me as bordering on the pagan. Maybe this was a witches coven during the latter decades of the nineteenth century. See that metal ring on the right-hand-side? That was for holding the electrical cabling for the tramway cars. Could it be that the window is made from lead? If so, how come it is still there after all these years and not crow-barred off in the dead of night by some Surry Hills Steptoe figure?