Sunday, 23 March 2014

Botanic Gardens, Palace Garden Gate

The Palace Garden Gate is a Macquarie Street entrance at the Royal Botanic Gardens. The Garden Palace was a large purpose-built exhibition building constructed to house the Sydney International Exhibition in 1879. It was constructed primarily from timber, which assured its complete destruction when engulfed by fire in 1882. The only remains of the Garden Palace are its carved sandstone gateposts and wrought iron gates.

15 comments:

  1. very cool detail on those pillars!! nice shot!!

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  2. For some odd reason, this reminds me of the story of the 3 pigs. :-)

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  3. Ah, so that's the story of those gates. I always wondered.

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  4. It is a beautiful gate which casts intricate shadows.

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  5. Śliczny ogród botaniczny
    Pozdrawiam photoopassion :)

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  6. The pillars are elegant and impressive. So good to see that they at least have been preserved and become a feature of the garden.

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  7. I love those gates. Its a pity the palace wasn't sandstone ..

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  8. Great shot! Love the little bird in the foreground!

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  9. I will imagine just for a moment this is the fate to my estate.

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  10. Beautifully designed gate, haven't see this on previous trips Jim, will look out for it next time.

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