Thursday, December 05, 2013

Man Made

Busy busy. Can't even think of a good title. I must have posted a couple of these buildings before and already had this post. 

Some random buildings, this one at Docklands, an area no one really likes, myself included.


I thought I had posted this building in Kingsway. Oh well, here it is again. The old house is shown great respect, not.


I'm sure this one has been posted. We went inside last week and the one next door. Ho hum. First class in house gyms though.


More Docklands.


When a little Docklands is never enough.


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  1. Alas you have selected the ugly, dominant buildings.

    The old wharf and dock storage facilities have been restored and look rather nice. I have been to weddings there.

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    1. Hels, I have already had a look online but I need to visit in person. While it wasn't the main one, the remaining shed was used for gay warehouse parties in the 80s and 90s.

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  2. Here's a tip. In your Pictures Library, open a new folder and name it Used. When you do a photo post and it's been published, go to your files and transfer the photos you've just used into the new "Used" folder. That way you'll know what you've used and what you haven't.

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    1. River, I do that. It is complicated for these photos. I was going to post them to an architectural forum and kept them out of the 'Forupload folder' and they remained in the 'Forpost folder'. I had forgotten I had already started a post with them uploaded and uploaded them to a newer post. Clear as mud, I am sure.

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  3. The very nice little old house is totally monstered by the highrises on each side .. Do you know what goes on in the little house Andrew, is it heritage listed and that's why they can't knock it down ?
    P.s. you were right about the freight train versus road trains.. there were election promises broken there for sure.. Barnett and Buswell are a pair of bull.......s!

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    1. Grace, I assume it is heritage listed but I don't know what its present use is. I suppose if you lived in the house, you would not see the large building that monsters it.

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  4. Oh wow that building in the third picture is very unique-looking. I have never seen one like that over here.

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    1. Keith, it does have an interesting style which may last quite well.

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  5. Ugly. All of it. Monotone-ous as well.

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    1. Just curious FC. Are there modern buildings you like at all?

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    2. That is a very interesting question, Andrew. Shall give it some thought.

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    3. Yes, it did need some thought - in part because I have spent very little time in the city centre in the last 20 years.
      I recant - the buildings in photos 2 and 3 meet my approval [but hide the carpark in photo 2]. The buildings or facades are not totally square. Always rather liked Nauru house and 303 collins for similar reasons and was especially impressed by ANZ's new "pseudo gothic" building in the old financial district. [Maybe they don't even count as "modern"?] Casselden place is not too bad a replacement for the old green latrine, and at least it embraces and maintains some of the old "streets and the lanes" atmosphere.
      Perhaps the two things I dislike most are modernistic meccano style buildings overdecorated with a multitude of strong primary colours, and at the opposite extreme, plain, grey colourless concrete boxes. Fed square is unattractive now and will look hideous in another 30 years.

      On balance, I am more impressed by some of our older buildings.

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    4. I like your choices FC, especially the ANZ building. I too am more inclined to older buildings but I try to keep my mind open. I like Fed Square, so we shall agree to disagree. I don't like the paving other than visually. It is very hard for anyone with a pram or a wheelchair, or for people unsteady on their feet.

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