Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Anzac War Memorial

The western side 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, 25th April, which marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the war.

21 comments:

  1. Great perspective on this photo, Jim. I'd like to see the statue on the inside.

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  2. This building grabs your attention. Thanks for the bit of history too.

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  3. Art Deco is my favorite style of architecture. I remember a cafe in that style where a favorite aunt took me to lunch when I was young. I wished later that I'd had a camera to have a photo to go with that warm memory.

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  4. I like the Art Deco design! Great photo! Have a happy week ahead!

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  5. Yes, I agree with the others, Jim, I really do like the Art Deco building and, as always, a superb capture! Have a great week!!

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  6. Great shot, Jim of a fascinating building that is a 'work of art' ~

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  7. Fitting tribute to heroes never to be forgotten



    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  8. the statues on the columns are interesting .. good tribute to those who fought in WWI .. my grandfather served in WWI on a battle ship

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  9. Strong and imposing architecture Jim as it should be.

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  10. I love Deco architecture, so the memorial's time was perfect. Had it been built straight after the 1914-1918 war, it might have looked very different. Had it been built after the 1939-1945 war, it certainly would have looked very different.

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  11. A magnificent design for a significant memorial.

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  12. Wonderful memorial.
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  13. Another beautiful building...you have such a talent of finding them and photographing them.
    I always love my visits here.

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  14. Wow interesting building. Would like to see the sculpture inside.
    MB

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