Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Town Hall Tuesday

When I showed R this photo he said it looks like a mosque and given there is a large Muslim population, why wouldn't it? Except Coburg City Hall was completed in 1922 and there would have few if any Muslims in the suburb and City of Coburg. 

The City of Coburg was absorbed in the 1990s local council amalgamations to the City of Moreland, or as often known comrade, The Peoples Republic of Moreland. It is the administrative centre for the City of Moreland.

It is a rather strange building and it can host huge events. It was hard to take full photos as there are huge trees to either side. There will be some more about Coburg after a very interesting visit to somewhere I did not know about.

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  1. R is right. It does look a little mosque like. Looking forward to learning more.

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    1. EC, I don't think it will win an architectural prize.

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  2. Massive Structure for 1922 - Would Enjoy A Walk Through

    Cheers

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    1. It's huge Padre, but I'm sure you've heard that before.

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  3. I looked at photos of the full length of the town hall. Very strange!

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    1. Isn't it ever Hels. Certainly the oddest town hall I've photographed.

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  4. I've seen a few Russian Orthdoz churches with round dome.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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    1. Dora, me too. But there wouldn't have been Russians in numbers in the area when it was built.

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  5. It looks to me as if someone was trying to make a bland building look interesting, with a mish-mash of styles.

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  6. it's nice whatever it is. Don't some Greek Orthodox places have similar domes?

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    1. River, yes, Russian Orthodox I think and Greek Orthodox.

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  7. It looks indeed a bit special I would rather say it looks like a huge ice cone !

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    1. Gattina, I really don't like it much. We have so many nice town halls and this is not one of them.

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  8. A very asian or middle eastern influence on the design of the dome.

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    1. Travel, it is and I don't know why.

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  9. Architecturally I wonder if that dome is a reminiscence of Brighton Pavilion plus an antipodean echo of Lutyens' work then taking place in New Delhi.

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    1. MC, I can see the Brighton Pavilion thinking.

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  10. Well that's the right period for Art Deco Andrew, I wonder if marcellous above could be right.

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    1. It is Grace. Perhaps I should have taken a closer look.

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  11. It is an odd looking building.

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    1. I agree Sami. I am not keen on it.

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  12. That IS a rather strange building. I wonder if it's supposed to be a "Moorish" design?

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    1. Steve, there is certainly some influence there.

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