Tuesday, 7 April 2015

AG-NSW - the art of architecture


Although the art collection commenced in 1871, this building was only commenced in 1895, when the Government Architect, Walter Liberty Vernon, was handed the assignment to design a new (permanent) gallery. Two picture galleries were opened in 1897, and a further two in 1899. A watercolour gallery was added in 1901, and in 1902 the Grand Oval Lobby was completed.

This has to be one of the better public buildings in this city. I inhale a sense of serenity and peace, the moment I take those few steps from the lobby to the expansive foyer. This shot was taken Easter Sunday afternoon.

5 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely!

William Kendall said...

I really like the perspective in this shot.

Joe said...

Beautiful architecture especially when contrasted against that blue sky.

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Gorgeous shot

Jim said...

Ohh. I love this shot. Brilliantly captured.