Monday, 5 September 2011

Government House, The Lodge

The Lodge is a sandstone cottage that stands beside the Government House Gate entrance of the Royal Botanic Gardens, leading to Government House. It was designed by Mortimer Lewis in the Gothic architectural style, as an exact copy of one of the lodges at the entrance gates of the Royal Park at Windsor Castle in the United Kingdom. The sandstone cottage was built in 1846 as the guardhouse of Government House and was originally sited at the main entrance on Macquarie Street. It moved to its present location in 1915 when the stables were converted to the Conservatorium of Music.

16 comments:

  1. Well worth going to have a look at when in Sydney, and in a lovely location as well.

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  2. Amazing, very nice!
    I never left Portugal...so I apreciat your fhotos, really! (apologise my poor english)
    BlueShell

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  3. How very beautiful a building.

    Please have a good new week.

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  4. Beautiful shots of Government House. Did you get to go inside? Don't recognise the Lodge. Is it the gatehouse building seen from an angle I'm not familiar with.

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  5. Very nice architecture!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful shot:o)

    ¤ Happy day ¤

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  6. Ann, I haven't had an opportunity to go inside Government House yet. The Lodge is indeed the gatehouse and you're probably right about the angle. I photographed it from the exit ramp of the Cahill Expressway, while dodging traffic.

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  7. My mono shot is looking across from the Fish Markets, zoomed in to cut out a lot of stuff in the foreground.

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  8. Have seen it but not noticed it, good old Morty Lewis.

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  9. This is somewhere I have never visited. It was never open when I lived in Sydney. great shots Jim.

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  10. Really great brick (stone?) work on these buildings Jim and the cut out trim along the top is a nice touch.

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  11. Interesting historical information today.

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  12. PerthDailyPhoto, yes it's sandstone and it was restored recently so looks renewed.

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  13. hallo to sidney!
    i just found your blog. fantastic place to visit and great pics!
    very interesting!
    have a nice week!
    ela

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