Friday, 9 January 2015

Anzac War Memorial

This is a detailed shot of the south western corner of the Anzac War Memorial, which stands in Hyde Park South. The building was designed by Bruce Dellit in the Art Deco architectural style and completed in 1934. The sculptures and bas-reliefs that adorn the building were created by Rayner Hoff, who also created the powerful "Sacrifice" sculpture inside. It was built as a memorial to the Australian Imperial Force of World War I and is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

25 comments:

  1. That is an amazing memorial structure. Very interesting sculptures.

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  2. Stunning display of sculpted figures dressing up the corner perspective. Impressive. And the intense blue of the sky is a wonderful backdrop.

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  3. What a beautiful Memorial .... I love those statues.

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  4. very interesting and such a nice shot

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  5. I like the corner statue and bas relief -- great use of architectural space.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know what it was called. I was unsure and refrained from mentioning it in the post bit I will add it in there now. :)

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  6. Pretty war memorial, the statues are wonderful.. Great shot!

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  7. Great contrast against that sky. I notice the uniforms are different, so that would be the various services represented in turn, as is much the same with our war memorial.

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  8. It's beautiful and you have done a wonderful job of capturing it.

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  9. Beautiful image. I continue to be amazed by the breadth and depth of your posts about your area.

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    1. Thanks, Yogi♪♪♪. I really appreciate your feedback. :)

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  10. I have always thought the overall design is fantastic. But I have never noticed the low relief sculpture overlapping the corner of the building... that is amazing.

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  11. Impressive, especially against that dark blue sky.

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  12. Dark sky sets off the impressive carvings in the beautiful structure. Happy New Year!
    JM, Illinois-U.S.A.

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  13. I love the way you've used the sky to bring out the architectural features of this amazing building.

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  14. Wonderful, Jim. It is a most interesting contrast of light colored simple block walls and darker stylized sculptural figures.

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  15. Nice picture, exquisite solemnity with the sculptures!

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