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
Thursday, September 27, 2007
See Antique Festival Organ playing at Tulip Festival Silvan Movie with sound from my great Pansonic Lumix FZ 20 digital camera. HERE
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
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 http://www.cnn.com/2007/TRAVEL/getaways/09/24/three.wright.houses.ap/index.html "Western Pennsylvania's Frank Lloyd Wright trinity"
Monday, September 24, 2007
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 /www.cns.com.au/dutchfolkdancing/. 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
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.
These apartment blocks were built 1930s on Queens Road, Albert park, or South Melbourne, apartments - architects were Frederick Romberg and Mary Shaw 1939 - 1942.
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]
Eric M. Nicholls Architect. Used Hume Limited pipes in construction with Aztec influenced cement blocks.
Saturday, September 15, 2007
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.