Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sydney Snapshot

Have had a bit of a blogging hiatus, been away to Sydney and also have a million things to do, including a rather long catalogue essay, which is rather behind. Have a lot of ideas rattling around in my head as well as a bunch of pictures from Sydney that I want to share so will try and put aside some time every few days to write something here.

To get me started here are some exterior and interior shots of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The original building was constructed between 1896 and 1909 to the design of Walter Liberty Vernon. His design was never completed and the gallery today is a combination of Vernon's original design and the new wing built between 1968 and 1970 to a design by architect Andrew Anderson. When I was there the sun was shining into the atrium and highlighting the classical architecture in a most beautiful way so that was what I photographed. They didn't seem to allow photos inside the gallery proper and being the classicist that I am I completely forgot to photograph the 1960s design, oops!


  1. It is really gorgeous. I really like tThe effect of sunlight on sandstone.


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