Friday, 14 December 2012

The Rocks, Foundation Park

This monument is located at Foundation Park, off Gloucester Walk at the Rocks. Foundation Park features a collection of housing remains in the middle of this historic area. The ruins of eight houses that were built into a sandstone cliff face from 1874 to 1878 were transformed into a park in 1972. This monument demonstrates the size and shape of the houses and their features.

29 comments:

  1. powerful monument


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  2. Fascinating monument, Jim, and a terrific capture! And your blue, blue skies are always beautiful!

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  3. I guess to a certain extent the homes would have been naturally insulated ... But not a lot of space.
    I like the blue and orange in this capture Jim.

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  4. I like the composition and what a beautiful blue sky.

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  5. I love those bright red doors with the depth of the sky's blue... beautiful photo!

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  6. Haven't seen this. Is it new (probably not given my powers of observance). Must have a look next time I'm down there.

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    1. I'm not sure how new this is but I first noticed it earlier in the year. I don't know if I had ever walked down to Rocks Square from Gloucester Walk so it may have been there longer.

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  7. Great idea for recycling remains into a monument park. Like the composition too.

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  8. Interesting, an open air model of a house built into sandstone

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  9. Fascinating monument and wonderful contrast. Thanks for sharing!
    Smiles

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  10. Now that's unusual. It looks so strange to see such a neat incomplete house.

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  11. Very interesting !
    i have never seen such á "house" before. Great!

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  12. At first sight I thought it was construction or storm damage but them I read the description and discovered it's an exhibit - curious and interesting.

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  13. What an interesting monument! Cool shot! Happy skywatching!

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    1. It is. It's like contemporary art meets heritage.

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  15. Nice shot of an interesting site.
    Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

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  16. Interesting monument to remind us of the past.

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  17. Love the shot and am intrigued by the description. I'll have to investigate that.

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