Friday, 22 June 2012

Eye of the beholder

Many of Sydney's grand old ladies of the street, are sagging, and tawdry, and best viewed in intricate detail. A landscape view is more than my besotted heart can bear. Especially of those that inhabit the streets of Moore Park. Along with the wood rot in the rafters, they have had more facelifts, tummy tucks, and botox than can be assayed along Sunset Boulevard. But then, perhaps that is to be expected, as many of them date from the 1870s.

Nick from Melbourne has written one of the better posts on wrought iron that I have read. Yes, yes. Believe you me. Go and read for yourself.

10 comments:

biebkriebels said...

I like the ironwork, it looks almost as lace.

Rose from Oz is Back! said...

Thanks Julie! absolutely gorgeous - made my heart sing, just love the stuff!
Thank you for the link, I'll head over to 'Nicks' and have a look.

Jim said...

Lacework is quite charming.

Kate said...

Isn't it interesting that a few of us thought of lace...my first impression of the top two. Some of the colors certainly are different from what I expected.

Reminds of a book of letters exchanged between Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright, two of my favorite story tellers and poets, called The Delicacy and Strength of Lace.

Julie said...

Kate: I knew nothing of either of them, but am better informed now. I shall try to obtain a copy on my next visit to my library.

Annie said...

Oh wow. I LOVE these balcony and porch details. Be still my heart. Reminds me of New Orleans and the French Quarter. Also the Garden District in Savannah, GA.

Joe said...

I do like wrought iron lacework but lilac and blue is a touch too bright for me.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I love these cast iron balconies. Oddly, they remind me of New Orleans.

bettyl said...

I have always noticed the little details, too. These are just marvellous!

Julie said...

Thank you, Bettyl. It is details like this that makes photography worthwhile. For me, at any rate.