Saturday, October 06, 2007

MIldura Architecture

Photos of the Chaffey brothers house probably in some Californian Style, and Modernist Architecture of Mildura Base Hospital by a prominent architect which was there in 2006 but seems to have been demolished. Other amazing architure in Mildura and a modernist Art Deco pub on the Calder Highway en route to Mildura. Also Wentworth goal, inside and out, Eaglehawk Early Colonial architucture - photographs here

And my favouite uncle, Harwood with his Cricket team at Mildura befoe the Second World War.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Dutch Festival at Tesselars Tulip farm Melbourne

See Antique Festival Organ playing at Tulip Festival Silvan Movie with sound from my great Pansonic Lumix FZ 20 digital camera. HERE

This was an amazing musical instrument where drums and organ and other sounds were made by automatons or clockwork. The tunes were popular European ones from about the early 1900s I think? I stand to be corrected there... here

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Architecture in Pennsylvania Loyd Wright house -Duncan House

The Duncan House by Frank Lloyd Wright has been moved from Lisle, Illinois to an area close to Fallingwater,Western Pennsylvania near to Kentuck Knob ?? see CNN "Western Pennsylvania's Frank Lloyd Wright trinity"

Monday, September 24, 2007

Tesselars Tulip Festival Silvan Melbourne

Dutch Crafts at Tesselars Tulip Farm 2007

Dutch clog dancers Tesselars Tulip farm Melbourne

Tesselars Tulip Festival Clog Dancers "The Tukkers" of Melbourne. Really great fun folk dancers with good music. More information can be had on their web site / The womens' cap may have the brim up or down for Sunday best!

Below see - The antique Festival Organ. These were used to provide music before DVDs and CDs! Click on space below the photo of it to hear some music and see it working.


Sunday, September 23, 2007

Cairo Fitzroy flats Art Deco - central coutryard lawn and trees 1935 - 1936

The front doors all faced onto the central garden area and small yellow doors were for the deliveries of daily fresh milk.Also home deliveries were made by the butcher and baker and greengrocer and probabley there was a place for the daily mail.These were built just after the Great Depression.

Art Deco Architecture Albert Park, by Frederick Romberg and Mary Shaw 1939 - 1942 South Melbourne

These apartment blocks were built 1930s on Queens Road, Albert park, or South Melbourne, apartments - architects were Frederick Romberg and Mary Shaw 1939 - 1942.

MacRobertsons Girls' High School 1933-1934 Albert Park Melbourne

Architects were Seabrook and Fildes 1933- 1934. Australias best example of well preserved Modernist architecture -or Art Deco architecture. Horizontal effect is heightened by deeper mortar on the horizonal joins between the bricks. [ more pictures coming]

Roy Grounds Architect Moonbria flats Toorak Melbourne

Photographs Melbourne 1930s Architecture Burley Griffin style East Hawthorn 1929 house

Eric M. Nicholls Architect. Used Hume Limited pipes in construction with Aztec influenced cement blocks.

Street Entrance Curved ceilings and decoration motif Baby ringtail possum

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Camberwell Architecture Melbourne Modernist or Art Deco 1930s day tour.

Architecture Melbourne Modernist or Art Deco 1930s day tour. Camberwell Christian Scientits' building. Second Church of Christ, Scientist 41 Cookson Street, Camberwell. Commonly called the Christian Scientists. ARchitects Bates Smart and McCutcheon built 1934-1939. Much of the original furnishings remain and even includes an elevator or lift that is operated by a system of water tanks. This building has 2 floors, the ground floor has a foyer with staircase and on the floor a large rug in the design of the original mosaics. Behind the foyer is a large room for Sunday school classes for children with specially designed "healthy" chairs still in use.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lunar Eclipse Melbourne August 2007 - almost missed it!

Well we were lucky and the sky was clear but someone had not learnt how to fully control the camera at night! So some fast learning took place as the eclipse was almost over when I found tht the sky was clear and I only had to step out my front door and point the camera to the eastern sky. Struggled to find what I had to do to get the tripod to keep still as I opened the lens for an automatic time exposure which produced the best results seen here after lots of double and triple exposures done by moving the camera during exposure... should have used the self timer to prevent movement... and planned to get this photo.. thought it was going to be cloudy. To see a really good photograph of the lunar exlipse click here