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Monday, 18 July 2016

Sepia Saturday 339; 16th July 2016




Pictures, palaces, and bingo numbers are amongst your possible themes this week for Sepia Saturday 339 …

I want to showcase the Eclecticism, a mixing of various architectural styles and ornamentation of the past. Eclecticism in architecture was very popular in the second half of the 19th century.
Here a variation of rooflines from Australian country towns in Queensland and New South Wales.










Stucco
A plaster used as a coating for walls and ceilings, and often used for decoration; it is common to many parts of the world.






Frieze
A band of richly sculpted ornamentation on a building.

Bundaberg



The part of a building that rises above the building’s eaves. Rooflines can be highly decorative, with balustrades, pediments, statuary, dormer windows, cross gables, etc.





Township of Maclean NSW still steeped in Art deco. Hopefully, all these old buildings will be restored to their former glory and the tangle of wires put underground.




Maclean NSW



Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. The administrative centre and largest town in Bourke Shire, Bourke is approximately 800 kilometres north-west of the state capital, Sydney, on the south bank of the Darling River.






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8 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at how many different styles of architecture abound in Australia. Eclecticism is a very good word for it.

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    1. Quite special it is for a an era gone.

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  2. I love all those different styles of frontages on buildings. Thankfully there are still quite a lot left in Melbourne too, despite the demolition of many others.

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    1. Some are replaced with something contemporary, utterly unremarkable.

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  3. Amazing how much difference the ornamentation makes. It's the personality of the building.

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    1. I am glad the small country towns have still many of them. The contemporary buildings replacing the old, are sometimes insignificant even ugly.

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  4. These are stunning. I miss interesting architectural ornamentation. Too much these days is driven by ego and often not pleasing to look at. And your images made me think of the ironfront buildings in Petaluma, California where much of American Graffiti was filmed. http://www.chillybin.com/petaluma/ironrow.html

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    1. I agree with you the ego driven art, architecture, etc. thank you for the link.

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