Friday, 3 June 2011

Chippendale, stack

This chimney stack at the former Kent Brewery in the inner city suburb of Chippendale dominates the skyline. The old brewery had also been known as the Carlton and United brewery, the Irving Street brewery and the Tooth brewery. The stack and these heritage buildings have been retained to be incorporated in the new Central Park redevelopment. This shot was taken late in the afternoon, in the golden glow of the setting sun.

30 comments:

  1. Impressive old factory building, the beer advert seems perfect for an old brewery!
    I love the artists in the giant windows. At least it was not torn down and remains to have a better purpose than a pile of rubble.

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  2. Great post for skywatch... Happy TGIF! Hoping you can visit my skywatch post.

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  3. the golden glow certainly looks different from the previous view!

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  4. The arches with alternating light and dark coloured materials look as if they came out of Islamic architectural taste, perhaps southern Spain. Well done Sydney, keeping it.

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  5. nice perspective. lovely blue skies too.

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  6. Hels, yes that style of brickwork does remind me of Moorish architecture that I saw in Spain.

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  7. Great shot, Jim!
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  8. It will always be Tooths brewery to me. Some happy memories at the pubs around this neighbourhood.
    I am sad that the brewery is gone and being turned into units.
    Great shot Jim.

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  9. I like this view of the old site. If you haven't seen Vivid, its worth a look now the weather has cleared up.

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  10. Mark, thanks for letting me know it was a Tooth's beer brewery. I knew Carlton and United took it over but don't know much of the earlier history.

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  11. Beautiful sky shot!

    My Sky shots, have a great weekend ahead!

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  12. Wow that is one impressive chimney stack Jim, fantastic that it's pointing straight up to the gorgeous blue sky, especially for skywatch Friday.

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  13. That is the nicest stack I have ever seen. Great that it is being preserved.

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  14. What a beautiful chimney,so nice to have it preserved.

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  15. It certainly does dominate the skyline! Nice photo!


    Thanks for the visit to The Gardening LIfe

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  16. Tall building, great angle, and the blue sky...
    Impressive J!

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  17. Cool shot, love the angle of your skywatch shot.

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  18. The chimney looked very interesting and historical. Lovely photo for skywatch. Have a nice weekend.

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  19. How did you get in there? Last time I sauntered past it was all firmly hoarded up.

    Who are all those images of?

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  20. Wonderful angle. Happy Skywatch! thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Julie, they've built a display pavilion on Broadway for the Central Park development. I took this shot from the car park and others from the pavilion entrance, in front of the hoardings. The images are workers from the old brewery and local residents. Details about them and the artwork appear on the hoarding.

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  22. Hi Jim,
    Lovely to see the stack is still there. I painted on site a few years ago during the archaeological dig & I put a couple on my Urban landscape page : http://janebennettartist.blogspot.com/p/urban-landscape.html
    Also painted some of the archaeological finds if the rain got too heavy. Lots of old beer bottles of course, but as you can see some old ink bottles, a perfume bottle and a large brown bottle of 'Geneva'. There was the Kent Brewery next door, as well as the Carlton United Brewery.

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