Tuesday, 4 August 2009

The Great Synagogue

 The Great Synagogue is located on Elizabeth Street, opposite Hyde Park, and stretches back to Castlereagh Street. This heritage listed building, designed by architect Thomas Rowe, was consecrated in 1878. We're right in the middle of winter and all the leaves have dropped off the trees, so at this time of year you get an uniterrupted view of some of these great buildings in the city.

18 comments:

  1. That is such an impressive Synagogue rigt in the heart of the city.

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  2. i love this pic

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  3. It is quite gorgeous naked like this. I used to work in a Jewish School and we went there a few times. It is very different inside. If I may be so bold, it is Quaker like inside.

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  4. Glad to see it, been in several in my life since I am Jewish. Also have seen some good Australian movies lately. One called "The Man who sued God" and another something like Swimming Upstream. Do you know these?

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  5. I know them well Lee. I really liked Swimming Upstream. I finally caught up with another very good Australian film on the weekend called 'The Black Balloon' which is absolutely brilliant.

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  6. One of my favourite buildings, and one of which I'm yet to get a decent shot.

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  7. Ann has identified the building in my post this morning ... check it out.

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  8. Sydney? Looks like some of the magnificent cathedrals in Europe!

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  9. Great shot.. I've been meaning to take a photo of the building for some time.. winter is the best time, when it's not hidden by the trees!

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  10. Yes. I believe they actually conduct tours of the building at certain times. Check out the link to the website in my post.

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  11. This is just beautiful. I'd love to see the inside. It must be lovely.

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  12. For a Melbournian, I am becoming more and more fascinated by 19th century Sydney architecture :). We have the East Melbourne Synagogue still being used here, but it was not quite as grand at The Great, even when it was new in the late 1870s.

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