Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Sussex Street, Shelbourne Hotel

The Shelbourne Hotel is located on the corner of Sussex Street and Market Street, beside the Darling Park Footbridge. This heritage listed building was built in 1902 from a design by Wilson, Neave and Berry. It is an elaborate example of commercial Federation architecture, in a modified American Romanesque style.

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful building and as a very occasional visitor to Sydney, I have never noticed it.

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  2. It almost looks like a miniature building. It's really lovely, and the shot is super!

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. I think that's the illusion you get from being able to photograph it from that angle on the footbridge.

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  3. It looks small compared to the other buildings nearby.. It is a pretty hotel!

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  4. I like neo-renaissance anytime - except the top does not fit (my humble opinion) - colors are attractive and warm:)

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  5. Lovely, old hotel and it does look small in comparison to the other buildings!! My kind of building!! Wonderful shot for the day, Jim, as always!! Have a great week!!

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  6. Great building. I always think of Federation architecture as a domestic style, but perhaps we should be thinking about commercial Federation architecture in a more specific way. Spot on!

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  7. Shelburne is quite impressive ~ great shot for OWT ~ thanks, ^_^

    artmusedog and carol

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  8. Wow, an antique and in mint condition. I assume Sydney takes pride in maintaining their treasures. Beautiful picture, Jim

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  9. very pleasing to the eyes. makes me curious as the what the interiors look like.

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  10. I wonder what the architects of this building would think of today's architecture Jim.

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  11. I learn so much from your posts, thanks. (It also makes me feel a bit slack)

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  12. Reminds me of Murphy's in Honolulu:
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g60982-d434104-Reviews-Murphy_s_Bar_Grill-Honolulu_Oahu_Hawaii.html


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral

    =^..^= <3

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  13. This brought up my memories of Sydney in the early fifties. Thanks.

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  14. Someday you should compile a book of your photographic record of Sydney.

    Red Corn

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