Saturday, 29 August 2015

Curiosity a design fad from the past


This is part of the Sydney Town Hall at the top of George Street, after the long haul up from Circular Quay, and before the slide down Brickfield Hill. The Town Hall was constructed between 1868 and 1889. There was a bevy of architects and designers. They liked this sort of ornamentation in those days, or perhaps each man got some of his ideas through. A perfect example of building by committee.

5 comments:

William Kendall said...

I like the style- it reminds me of a good deal of architecture here.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I've never noticed all that ornamentation before. At a detailed level it really does look quite odd. But as a whole the building seems coherent to me.

Julie said...

Oh, I LIKE the building, and in its entirety it is coherent, as you say. But it is covered with "follies".

Audrey said...

Superbe !

Linda said...

Love it! Yes, it's overdecorated but somehow it looks elegant.