Saturday, 3 January 2015

Then & Now - Spring Street

Last Friday, on the way down to The Quay, I stood at various positions on Pitt Street, and pointed my camera up Spring Street, which is only short. I wanted to get the Lands Department building - the one with the clock tower - in the centre.
And then I wanted to show you these two histoic images of the same street. The sepia one was in the 1870s and is courtesy of the Powerhouse Museum. The B&W image is bewteen 1893 and 1901 and is courtesy of the NSW State Records. To round out this little wallow in the past, here are two links courtesy of the State Library of NSW, riffing on a similar theme:
http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemLarge.aspx?itemID=413573
(which shows the southern side of Spring Street, and

http://acms.sl.nsw.gov.au/item/itemLarge.aspx?itemID=413572
(which is another Bayliss beauty!)

6 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Some handsome buildings look like they have been lost with the passage of time. Glad that the one with the clock tower still exists.

José Mendonça said...

What a contrast! Love that contemporary sculpture.

Kate said...

What interesting public sculptures . . . sleek and modern. Re. your comment on my January 2nd post re property markers: Nefarious?! What on earth did you have in mind??

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The sepia image is fantastic, just look at the lineup of carriages there :)We always stay in a hotel near here Julie, such a good spot.

William Kendall said...

The clock tower remains impressive!

Jim said...

What a shame those beautiful ones were lost since the replacements are definitely not an improvement.