Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Paddington, post office

The Paddington post office is located on the corner of Oxford Street and Ormond Street, in the inner city suburb of Paddington. It was designed by James Barnet and built in 1885 in the Victorian Italianate architectural style. A large British Coat of Arms located to the centre of the Oxford Street facade parapet.

17 comments:

  1. You must have taken this at the crack of dawn to get Paddington so quiet...

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    1. It was late afternoon and I was very patient to wait around for a quiet moment.

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  2. I'm sure your patience was required at this time of year, Jim!! Terrific capture and a wonderful old building! I like the coat of arms, too! Hope you have a good week!!

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  3. Wonderful shot of a beautiful vintage building ~ thanks, carol

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  4. interesting building. i don't think i've seen one with a coat of arms before.

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  5. Wonderful coat of arms at the top of that handsome old building.

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  6. What a wonderful building. I do like the header you have at the moment.

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  7. Love this building, old style for sure. On such a nice, sunny day, too!

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  8. How amazing that a] the building is still in great condition and b] it is being used for what it was meant to be in 1885. If Victorian buildings were not destroyed, they tended to be converted into Mackers or tyre shops :(

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    1. It sure is one of the few grand post office buildings still being used as a post office. I certainly am glad it hasn't been turned into a Maccas and thankfully there isn't one in this suburb.

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  9. What a crisp, clean piece of architecture. Very nicely captured.

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  10. what an excellent building to behold! I love that it's named Paddington.

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  11. That coat of arms at the top is so nice. You would never see that around these parts. Such a lovely bit of architecture.

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