Monday, 30 November 2009

Haymarket, Railway Square

This building at Railway Square, Haymarket was one of the old Marcus Clark Department store buildings. These days it has become a youth hostel. The contemporary sculpture light tower is one of four installed at Railway Square in 1999.

7 comments:

  1. Lots of good Sydney subjects on the site. That hostel is looking like a good idea, I heard bacpackers are here in hugh numbers this year. out of curiousity, I took a look at another hostel, beside the railway platform behind the ?ex-post office/hotel, it was different!

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  2. Compared to the original photo, the Marcus Clark building seems to have survived well. It used to have some kiosk-like decorative elements on the top that have disappeared, but probably noone saw them much in any case.

    But the trams!!! What a shame for Sydney, losing its trams.

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  3. I noticed those missing decorations too Hels. I'm curious to know why they were removed.

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  4. Not keen on any of the sculptures in Railway Square, Jim. Not particularly artisic, IMHO.

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  5. I just love old buildings like this one!

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