Friday, 1 May 2015

Queen Victoria Building, Great Australian Clock (Theme Day: Revolution)

The Great Australian Clock hangs from the glass ceiling of the Queen Victoria Building. This animated clock was designed and made by Chris Cook and features 138 figures and 33 scenes from Australian history seen from both Aboriginal and European perspectives. An Aboriginal hunter and a sailing ship circle the exterior of the clock continuously, representing the never-ending passage of time. The Queen Victoria Building was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898 in the Romanesque architectural style. It was restored in 1986 and now houses retail shops, cafés, and restaurants.

35 comments:

  1. That is really cool (and really big).

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  2. What a great timepiece. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Amazing! I have never seen anything like this!

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  4. That is one amazing time piece. I'd love to see that in person one day. Spectacular.

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  5. Oh, I agree with Jack!! Impressive, amazing clock it is indeed and a terrific capture, Jim!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. beautiful clock and great interpretation ... love the revolution the ship representing the never-ending passage of time

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  7. I love the Queen Victoria Building, both in visiting myself and in writing it up. But the clock is different. How clever to design an animated clock that stars figures and scenes from Australian history. I have a photo of it in my blog post but you can barely see the details. Your photo is far better - thanks for the link!
    Hels
    http://melbourneblogger.blogspot.com.au/2009/09/elegant-shopping-qvb-sydney.html

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  8. I love the QVB Jim, we have tea there every time we come to Sydney.. We'll have to meet by that beautiful clock one day and have a coffee. Excellent choice for today.

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  9. The Queen Victoria Building is a very smart looking building. It looks like it is dressed up in its elegant best and about to attend a very expensive dinner.

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  10. A very stylish shot for the theme, beautiful!

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  11. What a beautiful clock and photograph. Super choice for today's theme.

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  12. It is a wonderful piece of work, Jim, even though perhaps a trifle OTT. I had not thought of it for Revolution. There's lateral thinking for you.

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  13. Absolutely gorgeous and and wonderful choice for this month's theme!

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  14. What a beautiful timepiece, and the setting looks truly gorgeous, too. A nice piece to showcase for the theme.

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  15. A wonderful time-piece beautifully captured

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  16. Such a beautiful clock to share. Thanks for the great photos here.

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  17. Ah yes! I remember this very well from when I visited. :)

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