Monday, 18 July 2011

Balmain, post office

The Balmain Post Office is a heritage building on Darling Street, in the inner west suburb of Balmain. The post office with the magnificent clock tower is part of a large public building completed in 1887, which also includes the court house and police station. The building was designed by James Barnet and contains elements of Victorian Academic Classical, Victorian Free Classical and Victorian Italianate architectural styles.

10 comments:

  1. Lovely blue sky in Sydney :). Happy Weekend, Jim.

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  2. You've captured it beautifully here! This impressive building appears to be very well maintained.
    Have a happy Monday!

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  3. Montreal Photo Daily, there has been some restoration work done in recent years and it does look great.

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  4. James Barnet was an extraordinary architect, it is hard to go anywhere in NSW without finding some buildings by him. Great shot.

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  5. Such a neat looking building Jim, they've done a great job with the restoration.

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  6. Very grand. Must have been money in the post business once.

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  7. Joe, that must have been true because some post offices in Australia are or were grand buildings.

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  8. Hello to everybody on this pleasant forum. Regards, yayinakisi.

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