Sunday, 22 January 2012

Barangaroo, warehouse

This former warehouse is located along Hickson Road in the inner city suburb of Barangaroo. It is located opposite land which was once part of Sydney's port facilities and is now being redeveloped. This part of Hickson Road is also known as The Hungry Mile, which originated during the Great Depession. It came from harbourside workers lined up along the road opposite the wharves as foremen chose the casual labourers for the day and those without work were often left hungry.

29 comments:

  1. lucky I am not hanging over one of those balconies taking photo down on you... another great shot too :)

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  2. That former warehouse looks a little forbidding with the newer towers behind. Yet, it is also a beautiful building for a warehouse!

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  3. Looks like it should have King Arthur and his Knights peering over the parapets.

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  4. I have heard of the Hungry Mile in Sydney and didn't know where it was! Nor did I know this suburb name! So much for calling myself a Sydneysider originally! That building's bulk is almost intimidating in the streetscape!

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  5. I agree with Joe, King Arthur and company should be peeking over the parapets! Marvelous shadow shot for the day, Jim!

    Sylvia

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  6. I much prefer the 'Hungry Mile' to 'Barangaroo' but of course it doesn't suit the new glamour redevelopment.

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  7. Beautiful shadow.

    Please come see the Shadow of my dog in action.

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  8. What great architecture! So much prettier than the stuff we see nowadays.

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  9. Fantastic building. It reminds me of the wool buildings in Geelong. I hope it has some sort of heritage protection.

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  10. Such a beautiful detailing!

    Here's my Shadow shot. Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. It's interesting how even warehouses had beautiful architecture and detail so many years ago. Beautiful images.

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  12. A wonderful building. I love the design of it. Would not want to be their window washer.

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  13. Glad someone decided to keep the old things among the new !

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  14. My! How times have changed .... I wonder what criteria was used in selecting the workmen for the day .....and imagine the disappointment for those poor guys not included.

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  15. I always enjoy the part of the city where you have all the modern skyscrapers and then in the middle you see an old vintage building like this. It is a great one. The architectural style is so nice. genie

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  16. Great building...
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  17. I think these old brick buildings are quite lovely.

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  18. I thought I was going mad, having lived in Sydney for quite a few years and never having heard of Barangaroo, but Wikipedia tells me the precinct was only given this name in 2007. Whew! Not losing my mind just yet :) Oh - and lovely photo!

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  19. Karen, I'm sure the name was adopted as a major selling point for all the new developments that are happening at the moment along the old wharves pecinct.

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  20. I'm sure you're right, although The Hungry Mile might work for those people who take on the enormous mortgages to live somewhere like this!

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  21. I'm glad to see that your city is saving at least some of its historic buildings. Too often the old structures fall victim to the wrecking ball.

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    Darksome shadows in my path,
    You are not the Grapes of Wrath;

    And yet when I hear your hums,
    Something Wicked This Way Comes!

    May your darkness turn to light
    Like The House of Mirth, all right?

    May all sadness drift away—
    Send Lolita here to play!


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  22. What a fabuloud old buildinng, nicely contrasted with the new ones behind.

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  23. It's a fantastic looking building Jim, I guess they'll be turned into apartments will they..

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  24. Nice capture of architecture, textures, light and shadows.

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  25. Beautiful old building. I love the details of the older buildings. They are much nicer than the newer built ones, in my opinion. I like the King Arthur comments others have made too. They are correct, would be a great accent for the building. Great Shadow Shot!

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