Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Do come in.....!!

The Cloisters (History of The Cloisters) is wedged between highrise buildings on St. Georges Terrace in the city, and is considered one of Perth's most valued heritage buildings.  It was designed in the classic Victorian Tudor style in diamond design hand made bricks by Richard Roach Jewell and built in 1857 for Matthew Hale, the first Anglican Bishop of WA who opened Bishop Hale's Secondary School for boys, the school's most successful student was John Forrest who became the first Premier of WA. Over the years it has been used for many things, boys school, girls school, boarding school, university hostel and barracks to name a few. These days it is part of the BHP Iron Ore office complex. It has a few times almost been demolished to make way for newer buildings, but has survived hopefully for another hundred years!

21 comments:

  1. Love this--but can you enter there, with the sculpture in the way?

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  2. May it, indeed, survive all the short-sighted plans against it.

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  3. The weird thing is Sharon, if you look at the picture on the link the statue doesn't seem to be there, but as you can see it definitely is!! I think the entrance might be the glass doors to the right of the statue.

    It always amazes me Brattcat that anyone would even consider knocking a building like this down.

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  4. I agree with Sharon, I love it.

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  5. nice to see heritage being preserved with due diligence

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  7. Beautiful old building. May it never be demolished.

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  8. A very welcoming statue. I really hope the building survives for many more centuries.

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  9. Just reading the blurb and it says that The Cloisters was placed permanently on the State Heritage Register, so looks like it should be safe thank goodness.

    Thanks Cloudia, I really enjoy your blot also.

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  10. The statue at the door is a great idea - If it's on the State Register it should be safe - hopefully so!

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  11. A real 'survivor' and I am glad of this!

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  12. What a wonderful history, and the statue is very amusing too

    Chrissy
    http://mancunianwave.blogspot.com/

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  13. Beuatiful, intriguing building!

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  14. Good thing to preserve those "old' buildings.

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  15. Hope it stays like this, including wonderful statue, for a long, long time.

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  16. What terrific idea for a sculpture. I like this very much.

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  17. This is so cool! I just love the brick work, it's fantastic.

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  18. I enjoy your blog's combination of history and good photography!

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  19. What a beautiful building, I hope it continues to survive.

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