Thursday, 27 October 2016

Camperdown, University of Sydney, gates

These gates are located on the corner of City Road and Parramatta Road, beside the Gardener’s Lodge Cafe on the grounds of Victoria Park, in the inner city suburb of Camperdown. The Gardener’s Lodge was designed by James Barnet and built in 1885 in the Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style. The gates provided a grand main entrance to the University of Sydney and the lodge was the former home of the university's groundskeeper, who tended the sweeping lawns and gardens surrounding the campus.The sign advertises the cafe which has operated in the adjoining restored building since 2012. The Institute Cervantes building is located across City Road.


  1. That sounds like a place I would like to visit. I'm visiting from Signs, Signs

  2. I'm glad to see that it finally opened!

  3. There is a little village in the Netherlands thats called Kamperduin. Very remarkable.

  4. Any new cafe is worth checking out. Fine sign on those beautiful gates.

  5. The sign might advertise the cafe in the restored building, but the gate is gorgeous and the sign is ugly. Why is advertising allowed to mar heritage sites?

    1. It's a banner so I guess it won't be there forever.

  6. The building across the road intrigues me.


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