Sunday, January 10, 2010

Snapshot, Fitzroy

Fitzroy Town Hall by night. It didn't actually have such an eerie, green, 'underwater' appearance, but I like the effect. This is one of my favourite buildings at the moment. I often walk down Napier St to a friend's place and pretty much always stop to look at it, even at about 1:15 in the morning when I took this photo. I love the elegance of the slender clock tower. And the sculptural quality and 'plasticity' that comes from all the layered columns and pilasters.


  1. Grand and beautiful. It needs a bit of setback or more space in front of it though, clearly too late now.

  2. Thanks FF!

    I agree Andrew, it would be great if it had some kind of piazza in front, but yes a bit late now. Melbourne often lacks decent urban space around its best buildings.
    I actually found a very early drawing of the original hall, much less grand. I will post it soon.

  3. love that building too! I think it should be converted into a house for me to live in ;)

    Don't worry I'll have grand blogger parties all the time if they give it to me :)


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