Saturday, January 30, 2021

Unveiled

Many things can be revealed when a building is pulled down. I meant to have a look at the front of this building, but I forgot. After just checking, it is a lovely pink marble building. I must return. Two ghastly 1960s buildings have been pulled down to reveal this old sign on the side of the building that survived the construction and demolition of her neighbours and she still looks marvellous. Thanks for the tip off Virginia.

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  1. Sydney twin: http://www.pittwateronlinenews.com/ACA-Revitalisation-Architects-Of-St-Patricks-Manly.php

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    1. That's a stunner MC and it looks like the same marble was used.

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  2. Amazing that it survived so well.

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    1. EC yes, it was so well protected against the weather.

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  3. There you go! You don't have to read history of architecture journals. You can just sit next to a modern building being pulled down and take photos step by steep.

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    1. Hels, I've taken several photo of such exposed signs and it is nearly always relying on hearing about them.

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  4. I like that tall building behind it.

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    1. ANZ Bank I think River. For a modern building, it is both nice and interesting.

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  5. It amazing his of art journal on building. If that what one calls it.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, it is a very interesting font.

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  6. I'm not sure if I'd insure myself through Aussie Catholics!

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    1. Cro, while I wouldn't on principle, you money couldn't be safer with the financial strength of the Catholic Church.

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  7. Isn't that awful so many beautiful buildings were demolished in the 60th and glass boxes built instead !
    And a catholic Assurance survived ! Here in Belgium everybody is catholic except companies and politics no religion allowed, but there are a few catholic schools, the others are public.

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    1. Gattina, truly awful and these buildings that have been demolished were not even glass boxes but even uglier concrete buildings. I didn't actually know that in your country Catholicism is the dominant religion but I suppose the strong French influence...

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  8. That is certainly a good find, wonder how many other buildings were torn down with good signs! Guess we will never know.

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    1. I've managed to catch a few over the years Margaret.

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  9. The world seems to have lost the art of painting signs on the sides of buildings, but the ghosts of the past remain.

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    1. Things become hidden Travel, but nothing is forever and eventually they appear again.

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  10. Catholic can have a non religious connotation as in "universal" so I am wondering what that insurance company was all about with it's name.

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    WWW

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    1. WWW, it was definitely religion based.

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  11. Nice! I've heard such old ads called "ghost signs."

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    1. Steve, yes, spotting ghost signs is a bit of a focus for some.

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  12. Wow! How fantastic Andrew.. wonder what will go up to hide it again in the future ✨

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