Friday, October 14, 2011

Edwardian Majesty.....

In complete contrast to The Regal Theatre that I showed a while back, His Majesty's Theatre or 'The Maj' as it's affectionately called by Perthites, is a splendid affair..! Sitting on the corner of Hay and King St. in the city centre,  it was built in 1902/04  when Perth was in the grip of the WA gold rush and experiencing a high growth rate. It was then, and still is now I believe, the only Edwardian style theatre in Australia. (The Maj) It's seriously worth clicking the link to see the little slide show of the interior of the theatre that is home to both  the WA Ballet and the WA Opera Companies. The importance of The Maj to the cultural fabric of WA  has been recognized by it's inclusion in the State Register of  Heritage Places and being named as a State Heritage Icon....quite rightly, it has a history that should never be forgotten.....!!

34 comments:

  1. They certainly knew what they were doing. Gorgeous building and interesting information.

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  2. How great a place where alike is possible. Wonderful building indeed.

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  3. Incredibly beautiful building and your photo is wonderful - catching the golden light wash over the facade!

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  4. wow majestic indeed!

    lovely perspective Grace!

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  5. You post a photo of surfboards one day and an elegant theater the next. You have a diverse cultural and recreational scene.

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  6. Whoa, what an elegant theater. I would like to sit in one of the boxes.

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  7. Wow that is one decorative building.

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  8. Tropical! I would have guessed Miami if I didn't have a hint.

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  9. Wow, it's gorgeous inside and out. It must be quite enjoyable to see a play or the ballet there. I'll put it on my list of things to do if I ever get down under!

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  10. Don't you just wish some of the modern era 'architects' would start going copycat??!!

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  11. our cities are Pacific sisters! "Bonza"


    Warm Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral



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  12. Ce palais est magnifique et mérite d'être bien entretenu.

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  13. Bonjour madame, now you shall have to go inside for us. This is merely the appetiser, isn't it? I mean, it's all very well redirecting us to a website that makes me want to buy tickets for Falstaff anyway but hey, don't you want to go see/hear Falstaff???!!!

    (Blush, I still haven't shown the fabulous theatre in V., so I'm now shutting my gob...) Have a great Friday!

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  14. It's a stunning building indeed!!
    Beautiful picture Grace, with a good light.

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  15. A beautiful building Perth. You're a very good representative for your city!

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  16. Fabulous buolding! and so rich in art, architecture and history! very interesting!

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  17. Nice one Grace. You have HIS Majesty's in Perth and we have HER Majesty's in Melbourne.

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  19. It's a wonderful building with gorgeous detail... I hope I could visit there. I'm planning to take an English course in Aussie for some months, may be in Perth. I hope we can meet each other. :)

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  20. That's a gorgeous theater! And everything looks great against a blue sky. :)

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  21. A great building. represents a good theater. He deserves to be included in the protected monuments. Today, a building no one stand. Have a nice weekend! / Peter

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  22. Modern buildings just don't have the grace and elegance of these older structures. It seems we don't know how to design buildings like this anymore - and this is world-wide...

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  23. Very nice shot! I love the archetecture.

    Ron
    http://travelersphotoblog.blogspot.com/

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  24. Grace what a beautiful shot! Great looking building. Thank you for your kind birthday wishes.

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  25. wow, the intricate details are just stunning.
    i love visiting dated structures. something very nostalgic about it.

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  26. You got an impressive theater, the inside is even better than the outside. Great building and institution, watching an opera there would really be a pleasure!

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  27. Wow, beautiful building! The ornamentation in amazing!

    Thanks for writing on my blog! You lived in Africa for 15 years and I travelled there for only six month- and I already want to go back! So I hope you enjoy our pictures :)
    Greetings
    Yvonne

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  28. Tolles Gebäude dieses Theater schön eingerichte.

    Gruß
    Noke

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  29. What a magnificent building!

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  30. What beautiful architecture!

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